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Dorothy Janis (1912–2010)


Dorothy Janis' short film career began when she was visiting a cousin, who was working on a film at Fox in 1927. Her beauty was noticed at once and she was asked to test for a role. She made only five films, four silents and one talkie (Lummox). She is best known for her performance opposite Ramon Navarro in The Pagan. She retired at the age of ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Pagan
The Pagan Tito
(1929)
Fleetwing
Fleetwing Thurya
(1928)
Lummox
Lummox Chita
(1930)
The Overland Telegraph
(1929)

Filmography

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 1952 Sing Along with Me (as Dorothy King)
 1935 Restless Knights (Short)
Brunette Trumpeter (uncredited)
 1930 Lummox
Chita
 1929 The Pagan
Tito
 1929 The Overland Telegraph
Dorothy
 1928 White Shadows in the South Seas
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1928 Fleetwing
Thurya
 1928 Kit Carson
Sings-in-the-Clouds
 1925 The Green Archer
Gay Savini (as Dorothy King)
 1925 Camille of the Barbary Coast
Dora Malclm (as Dorothy King)
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 1929 The Pagan (performer: "Pagan Love Song" (1929) - uncredited)
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 2015 Hey Moe, Hey Dad! (TV Series documentary)
Various characters
- Eureka! (2015) ... Various characters (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Dorothy King
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Trivia:

Hr one and only talkie, "Lummox", still survives at the British Film Institute as a nitrate print. Sound discs survive at UCLA. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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