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Dorothy Lee (I) (1911–1999)

After finishing high school, Dorothy Lee went to vaudeville, sang with Fred Waring and His Pennsylvaninans and made her film debut in Syncopation (1929). In Rio Rita (1929) she was teamed with Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey and appeared in almost all of their movies, like Margaret Dumont in The Marx Brothers' films. She had a short marriage to ... See full bio »

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Plane Crazy
Plane Crazy Dottie
Half Shot at Sunrise
Half Shot at Sunrise Annette Marshall
A Preferred List
Local Boy Makes Good
Local Boy Makes Good Julia Winters


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 1941 Too Many Blondes
Lorene La Rue
 1941 Roar of the Press
Frances Harris
 1941 Repent at Leisure
Flip Sales Girl (uncredited)
 1940 Laddie
Louise (uncredited)
 1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave
 1939 Twelve Crowded Hours
 1936 Silly Billies
Mary Blake
 1935 The Rainmakers
Margie Spencer
 1935 The Old Homestead
Elsie Wilson
 1935 Without Children
Carol Cole
 1935 In the Spotlight (Short)
 1934 The Curtain Falls
Dot Scorsby
 1934 Cockeyed Cavaliers
Mary Ann Dale
 1934 School for Girls
Dorothy Bosworth
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray!
 1933 Plane Crazy (Short)
 1933 Take a Chance
Consuelo Raleigh
 1933 A Preferred List (Short)
 1933 Mazie
 1932 Girl Crazy
Patsy - The Gal of the Golden West
 1931 Peach-O-Reno
Prudence Bruno
 1931 Local Boy Makes Good
Julia Winters
 1931 Full Coverage (Short)
 1931 Caught Plastered
Peggy Morton
 1931 Too Many Cooks
Alice Cook
 1931 Cracked Nuts
Betty Harrington
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Autograph Signer
 1931 Laugh and Get Rich
Alice Austin
 1930 Hook Line and Sinker
Mary Marsh
 1930 Half Shot at Sunrise
Annette Marshall
 1930 Dixiana
Nanny - Pewee's Girl
 1930 The Cuckoos
 1929 Rio Rita
Dolly Bean
 1929 Syncopation
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In the course of making Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934), she was dropped during a dance number, injuring her spine. This would cause her pain for the rest of her life.

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