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Dorothy Vaughan (1890–1955)

If Dorothy Vaughan appeared in 143 movies or episodes of TV series, it was certainly not by accident. Actually the reason why this lively stout lady was in such demand is that she was the spitting image of the woman next door, of the hospital nurse who took care of your son after he broke his arm falling off his bike, of the midwife who helped your... See full bio »

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 1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- For Art's Sake (1953)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Mr. George (1953)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Sarah
- Pest Exterminators (1953) ... Sarah
 1952 The Star
Annie - Old Biddy in Department Store (uncredited)
 1952 The Merry Widow
Attendant (uncredited)
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
Mrs. McNeil
- One for the Money (1952) ... Mrs. McNeil
 1952 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Ma Colton
- Doublecrosser (1952) ... Ma Colton
 1951 Hollywood Theatre Time (TV Series)
Ma
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Second Chance (1951) ... (as Dorothy Vaughn)
 1951 The Great Caruso
Louise's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1950 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Mrs. Whitcomb
- One Jump Ahead (1950) ... Mrs. Whitcomb (as Dorothy Vaughn)
 1950 Emergency Wedding
Woman Patient (uncredited)
 1950 Three Husbands
Maid (uncredited)
 1950 Chain Gang
Mrs. Briggs (uncredited)
 1950 Pretty Baby
Subway Commuter (uncredited)
 1950 The Petty Girl
Brush and Easel Maid (uncredited)
 1950 A Wonderful Life (Short)
Mrs. Stevens
 1950 Rider from Tucson
Mrs. Brigitte O'Rielly
 1950 Square Dance Katy
Ma O'Connor
 1949 The Silver Theatre (TV Series)
Granny Wayne
- The Guiding Star (1949) ... Granny Wayne
 1949 So You Want to Be an Actor (Short)
Mrs. O'Rourke - Joe's Landlady (uncredited)
 1949 Tell It to the Judge
Dumpy Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
 1949 Take One False Step
Leona (uncredited)
 1949 Manhandled
Woman in Hallway (uncredited)
 1949 Adventure in Baltimore
Mrs. Warford (uncredited)
 1949 Home in San Antone
Ma Gibson
 1949 Fighting Fools
Mrs. Higgins
 1949 Manhattan Angel
Mrs. Cole (uncredited)
 1948 Pal's Return (Short)
 1948 The Snake Pit
Bossy Ward 12 Inmate (uncredited)
 1948 Luxury Liner
Ship's Maid (uncredited)
 1948 I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes
Mrs. Alvin
 1948 Song of Idaho
Sara Mom Russell
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Old Woman (uncredited)
 1947 High Wall
Harriet - Ann's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1947 Road to the Big House
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1947 Big Town After Dark
Charwoman (uncredited)
 1947 The Bishop's Wife
Delia
 1947 Lured
Mrs. Miller (uncredited)
 1947 Robin Hood of Texas
Mrs. O'Brien
 1947 The Egg and I
Maid
 1947 The Sea of Grass
Mrs. Hodges (uncredited)
 1947 Trail to San Antone
The Commodore
 1947 The Man I Love
Lucy (uncredited)
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Mrs. Reagan, Denny's Mother
 1946 Cross My Heart
Matron (uncredited)
 1946 Earl Carroll Sketchbook
Woman with Mop (uncredited)
 1946 The Bamboo Blonde
Mom
 1946 They Made Me a Killer
Nancy, Blacksmith's Wife (uncredited)
 1946 Riverboat Rhythm
Belle Crowley
 1946 Up Goes Maisie
Landlady (uncredited)
 1945 Adventure
Mrs. Ludlow (uncredited)
 1945 Those Endearing Young Charms
Matron (uncredited)
 1945 What a Blonde
Annie the Cook (uncredited)
 1944 Destiny
Maggie, the Old Woman (uncredited)
 1944 The Town Went Wild
Nurse Irma Reeves
 1944 Dancing in Manhattan
Mrs. Bundy
 1944 Sweet and Low-Down
Mrs. Birch (uncredited)
 1944 Casanova Brown
The Drury's Cook (uncredited)
 1944 The Mummy's Ghost
Mrs. Ada Blake (uncredited)
 1944 Henry Aldrich's Little Secret
Mrs. Olsen
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Woman at Boardinghouse (uncredited)
 1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
Katie Leary (uncredited)
 1943 Moonlight in Vermont
Mrs. Costello
 1943 The Iron Major
Ma Cavanaugh (uncredited)
 1943 Doughboys in Ireland
Mrs. Callahan
 1943 The Adventures of a Rookie
Hilda - Linden's Cook (uncredited)
 1943 Gals, Incorporated
Mrs.Jennings (uncredited)
 1943 Hit the Ice
Nurse #1 (uncredited)
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
Mrs. Meegan (uncredited)
 1943 Socks Appeal (Short)
Mrs. Kelly
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Maid (uncredited)
 1942 Gentleman Jim
Ma Corbett
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
Katie's Mother (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant
Maid in Hotel (uncredited)
 1942 Now, Voyager
Woman (uncredited)
 1942 Wings for the Eagle
Mrs. Shaw (uncredited)
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Eleanor's Landlady (uncredited)
 1942 Men of Texas (uncredited)
 1942 The Incredible Stranger (Short)
Mrs. Brewster (uncredited)
 1942 Lady Gangster
Jenkins
 1942 Glove Birds (Short)
Mrs. Kelly
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Mrs. O'Leary (uncredited)
 1941 Go West, Young Lady
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1941 Mitt Me Tonight (Short)
Mrs. Kelly
 1941 Three Girls About Town
Mrs. McDougall, scrubwoman
 1941 Burma Convoy
Mrs. Hubert (uncredited)
 1941 Mob Town
Mrs. Flynn (uncredited)
 1941 One Foot in Heaven
Mrs. Ehrlich (uncredited)
 1941 Unfinished Business
Woman (uncredited)
 1941 Manpower
Mrs. Boyle (uncredited)
 1941 Bad Men of Missouri
Mrs. Dalton
 1941 Million Dollar Baby
Miss Smith, Customs Officer (uncredited)
 1941 Glove Affair (Short)
Mrs. Kelly
 1941 Nice Girl?
Gossip (uncredited)
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Woman (uncredited)
 1941 Secret Evidence
Mrs. Wilson
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Mary - Second Charwoman (uncredited)
 1940 The Old Swimmin' Hole (uncredited)
 1940 Diamond Frontier
Mrs. Willem
 1940 The Ape
Mother Clifford
 1940 Pleased to Mitt You (Short)
Mrs. Kelly (uncredited)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Jones' Mother (uncredited)
 1940 They Drive by Night
Courtroom Matron (uncredited)
 1940 Hot Steel
Mrs. Morrison
 1940 An Angel from Texas
Mrs. Rogers (uncredited)
 1940 The House Across the Bay
Prisoner's Wife on Ferry (uncredited)
 1940 Mr. Clyde Goes to Broadway (Short)
Mrs. Clyde
 1940 Village Barn Dance
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1939 Glove Slingers (Short)
Mary Kelly (uncredited)
 1939 First Love
Ollie, Mrs. Clinton's Maid
 1939 Espionage Agent
Stout Woman Bumped by Garrett (uncredited)
 1939 The Star Maker
Mrs. Riley
 1939 The Man in the Iron Mask
Midwife
 1939 Unexpected Father
Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Apple Pie Baker (uncredited)
 1939 Radio Hams (Short)
Ma Mulligan (uncredited)
 1939 Calling Dr. Kildare
Mother of Baby Vaughan (uncredited)
 1939 Within the Law
Miss McGuinness - Prison Matron (uncredited)
 1938 Gambling Ship
Matron (as Dorothy Vaughn)
 1938 Little Orphan Annie
Mrs. Milligan
 1938 Slander House
Mrs. Horton
 1938 Billy the Kid Returns
Mrs. Allen (uncredited)
 1938 Boy Meets Girl
Happy's Nurse (uncredited)
 1938 The Chaser
Woman Auto Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn
Fat Woman (uncredited)
 1938 A Criminal Is Born (Short)
Martha Wheeler, Jimmy's Mother
 1938 Little Miss Thoroughbred
Mrs. Katie O'Reilly (as Dorothy Vaughn)
 1938 Test Pilot
Fat Lady (uncredited)
 1938 Here's Flash Casey
Mrs. O'Hara (as Dorothy Vaughn)
 1937 Assassin of Youth
Mrs. Mary Barry
 1937 Quick Money
Lyda Tompkins
 1937 Telephone Operator
Mrs. Molloy
 1937 Conquest
Innkeeper (uncredited)
 1937 The Life of the Party
Dressmaker (uncredited)
 1937 Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
Marjorie's Neighbor (uncredited)
 1937 Stella Dallas
Martha (uncredited)
 1937 Hoosier Schoolboy
Miss Hodges the School Mistress
 1937 Slim
Nurse (uncredited)
 1937 There Goes My Girl
Pedestrian Grabbing Connie (uncredited)
 1937 Michael O'Halloran
Mrs. Tolliver
 1937 That Man's Here Again
Mrs. Mathews, Children's Home Supervisor (uncredited)
 1937 Black Legion
Mrs. Grogan
 1936 After the Thin Man
Charlotte (uncredited)
 1936 Times Square Playboy
Mrs. Nellie Calhoun
 1936 I Married a Doctor
Hospital Nurse (uncredited)
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
Irish matron
 1935 Annapolis Farewell
Chaperone (uncredited)
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Playing plump, warm-hearted mothers

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Scorpio

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