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Dorothy Short (I) (1915–1963)

Dorothy Short was born on June 29, 1915 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Reefer Madness (1936), Assassin of Youth (1937) and Phantom Rancher (1940). She was married to Dave O'Brien. She died on June 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Reefer Madness
Assassin of Youth
Assassin of Youth Marjorie 'Marge' Barry
Phantom Rancher
Phantom Rancher Ann Markham
Spooks Run Wild
Spooks Run Wild Linda Mason


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 1953 Things We Can Do Without (Short)
Mrs. Thud (uncredited)
 1952 Sweet Memories (Short)
The Wife
 1951 In Case You're Curious (Short)
The Wife (uncredited)
 1951 That's What You Think (Short)
The Wife (uncredited)
 1951 Bargain Madness (Short)
Dorothy (uncredited)
 1951 Fixin' Fool (Short)
 1950 Wanted: One Egg (Short)
The Wife (uncredited)
 1950 A Wife's Life (Short)
Mrs. George T. Hardnose - Wife (as Mrs. Dave O'Brien)
 1949 How Come? (Short)
 1948 Let's Cogitate (Short)
The Wife (uncredited)
 1948 Why Is It? (Short)
Wife (uncredited)
 1948 Just Suppose (Short)
Wife (uncredited)
 1948 I Love My Mother-in-Law But... (Short)
Wife (uncredited)
 1947 I Love My Wife But! (Short)
Wife (uncredited)
 1946 I Love My Husband, But! (Short)
The Wife (uncredited)
 1943 Fixin' Tricks (Short)
The Wife (uncredited)
 1942 Victory Vittles (Short)
The Wife (uncredited)
 1942 Captain Midnight
Joyce Edwards
 1942 Bullets for Bandits
Dakota Brown
 1941 The Lone Rider Fights Back
Jean Dennison
 1941 Spooks Run Wild
Linda Mason
 1941 Aloma of the South Seas
Handmaiden (uncredited)
 1941 Buzzy and the Phantom Pinto
Ruth Wade
 1941 Trail of the Silver Spurs
Nancy Nordick
 1940 Pony Post
Alice Goodwin
 1940 Frontier Crusader
Jenny Mason
 1940 Phantom Rancher
Ann Markham
 1939 Daughter of the Tong
Marion Morgan
 1939 Missing Daughters
Bee (uncredited)
 1939 Code of the Cactus
 1938 Wild Horse Canyon
Jean Hall
 1938 Where the Buffalo Roam
Laddie Gray
 1938 The Singing Cowgirl
Nora Pryde
 1938 Heart of Arizona
Jacqueline Starr
 1938 Start Cheering
Student (uncredited)
 1937 Assassin of Youth
Marjorie 'Marge' Barry
 1937 The Mysterious Pilot
Babette (uncredited)
 1937 Brothers of the West
Annie Wade
 1936 Reefer Madness
 1936 More Than a Secretary
Ann (uncredited)
 1936 Melody in May (Short)
High School Girl (uncredited)
 1935 She Married Her Boss
Girl (uncredited)
 1935 The Call of the Savage
Mona Andrews
 1934 Student Tour
Student (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Mrs. Dave O'Brien


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Once married to western film star Dave O'Brien. They had two daughters, Patty and Pam. She appeared with him in some of those westerns, in the "Captain Midnight" serial, and in the well-received 'Pete Smith' shorts. Dorothy divorced Dave in the early 50s because he spent too much time indulging in his hobby -- yachting and sailing. See more »

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