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Dorothy Parker (I) (1893–1967)

Dorothy Rothschild was born on August 22, 1893 into a family of comfortable financial means. Raised by her father and Stepmother after her mother's death, she was given an excellent education for the times. Highly intelligent, she pursued a career after her formal education and proved herself to be one of the early feminists. She started writing ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

Known For

A Star Is Born
(1954)
Saboteur
Saboteur Writer
(1942)
A Star Is Born
(1937)
The Little Foxes
(1941)

Filmography

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 2013/I August (Short) (writer) (completed)
 2015/I Life Together (Short) (story)
 2014 A Telephone Call (Short) (writer)
 2010 O Telefonema (Short) (story)
 2009 You Were Perfectly Fine (Short) (inspired by the short story of the same name)
 2008 The Sexes (Short) (story)
 2004 The Game (Short) (story)
 1999 The Lovely Leave (Short) (short story)
 1996 T'odio, amor meu (TV Movie) (work)
 1995 The Flower of My Secret (short story "The lovely leave" - uncredited)
 1991 Candide (TV Movie) (lyrics)
 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Movie) (story "Dusk Before Fireworks")
 1980 Big Blonde (TV Movie) (short story)
 1975 Ladies of the Corridor (TV Movie)
 1967 Een heel kleintje maar (TV Short) (monologue)
 1966 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nainen, Jumala ja puhelin (1966) ... (writer)
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Ladies of the Corridor (1960) ... (story)
 1960 Pakinateatteri (TV Series) (short story "You Were Perfectly Fine" - 1 episode)
- Olit aivan mainio (1960) ... (short story "You Were Perfectly Fine")
 1959 Shoestring Theatre (TV Series) (short story "Arrangement in Black and White" - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 June 1959 (1959) ... (short story "Arrangement in Black and White")
 1957 The Night Before Christmas (TV Movie) (poem: The Maid-Servant at the Inn)
 1954 A Star Is Born (1937 screenplay)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sketchbook (1953)
 1952 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (story - 3 episodes)
- De Nova York para Detroit (1952) ... (story)
- A Valsa (1952) ... (story)
- A Amiga (1952) ... (story)
 1951 Queen for a Day (story "Horsie")
 1949 The Fan (writer)
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (original story)
 1942 Saboteur (original screen play)
 1941 Weekend for Three (screen play)
 1941 The Little Foxes (additional scenes and dialogue)
 1938 Trade Winds (screenplay)
 1938 Sweethearts (screen play)
 1938 The Cowboy and the Lady (contributing writer - uncredited)
 1937 Woman Chases Man (contributing writer - unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1937 A Star Is Born (screen play)
 1936 Three Married Men (screenplay)
 1936 Lady Be Careful (screenplay)
 1936 Suzy (screen play)
 1936 The Moon's Our Home (additional dialogue)
 1935 Hands Across the Table (contributor to dialogue - uncredited)
 1934 Here Is My Heart (uncredited)
 1920 Remodeling Her Husband (titles)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She contributed for the revue, "One to Another: A New Lyric Revue", at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Beryl Reid, Patrick Wymark, Sheila Hancock, Roddy Maude-Roxby and Joe Melia in the cast. Eleanor Fazan was the director. John Cranko, Bamber Gascoigne, Joseph Horovitz, John Mortimer, Harold Pinter, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »


Height:

4' 11" (1.5 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

After George Oppenheimer and Ruth Gordon each wrote plays with characters based on Mrs. Parker in them, she wrote, "I wanted to write my autobiography, but now I'm afraid to. George Oppenheimer and Ruth Gordon would sue me for plagiarism." See more »

Trivia:

Profiled in book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen M. Silverman. See more »

Trademark:

Sharp, sardonic wit

Nickname:

Dottie

Star Sign:

Leo

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