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Dorothy Abbott (1920–1968)

Perennial starlet Dorothy Abbott was a sexy, vivacious, wide-smiling model, showgirl and actress who could brighten up a room. Unfortunately, her cinematic offerings wound up being pretty minimal and her last years were marred by depression and, ultimately, a tragic end. She was born Dorothy E. Abbott on December 16, 1920, in Kansas City, Missouri ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dragnet Ann Baker
Red, Hot and Blue The Queen
South Pacific Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
Matinee Theatre Actress


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 1967 Warning Shot
Young Mother (uncredited)
 1964 Dear Heart
Veronica (uncredited)
 1964 Quick, Before It Melts
Miss Feeley (uncredited)
 1963 Palm Springs Weekend
Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1955-1963 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Dorothy / Mrs. Williams / Woman's Club Member / ...
- David Takes a Client to Dinner (1963) ... Woman's Club Member
- Roadside Courtesy (1963) ... Clubwoman
- The Student Nurse (1962) ... Receptionist
- Mr. Kelley's Important Papers (1961) ... Mrs. Kelley
- The Lost Briefcase (1961) ... Frances Harris
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- Hooray for Love (1963)
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Mrs. Josten (uncredited)
 1963 Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
Miss Walker / The Secretary
- Beaver's Graduation (1963) ... Miss Walker
- Beaver, the Caddy (1963) ... The Secretary
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
The Secretary / The Nurse
- Hear No Evil (1963) ... The Secretary
- The Shoemaker's Child (1963) ... The Nurse
 1962 That Touch of Mink
Stewardess (uncredited)
 1962 Sergeants 3
Mrs. Collingwood (uncredited)
 1961 Lover Come Back
Brackett Receptionist (uncredited)
 1961 Bachelor in Paradise
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1960 Pepe
Girl (uncredited)
 1960 The Apartment
Office Worker (uncredited)
 1958 Rock-a-Bye Baby
Secretary (uncredited)
 1958 South Pacific
Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
 1957 Jailhouse Rock
Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1957 Jet Pilot
Girl (uncredited)
 1957 The Unholy Wife
Waitress (uncredited)
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Girl (uncredited)
 1956 The Great Man
Stewardess (uncredited)
 1956 Everything But the Truth
Hostess (uncredited)
 1956 Pardners
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
 1955 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Nurse (uncredited)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Dancer (uncredited)
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
1st Dancer
- The Missing Husband (1955) ... 1st Dancer
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1953-1954 Dragnet (TV Series)
Ann Baker
- The Big Check (1954)
- The Big Thief (1953) ... Ann Baker
- The Big Frank (1953) ... Ann Baker
- The Big Run (1953)
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Give a Girl a Break
Chorine (uncredited)
 1953 A Virgin in Hollywood
Darla Sloan
 1953 The Caddy
Girl in Dressing Room (uncredited)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
WAC (uncredited)
 1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Waitress (uncredited)
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Pretty Girl (uncredited)
 1951 His Kind of Woman
Card Player (uncredited)
 1950 Where Danger Lives
Nurse Clerk (uncredited)
 1950 A Life of Her Own
Model (uncredited)
 1950 The Petty Girl
December Petty Girl (uncredited)
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun
Carriage Woman (uncredited)
 1950 Copper Canyon
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1949 East Side, West Side
Model (uncredited)
 1949 Angels in Disguise
Reception Nurse (uncredited)
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
The Queen
 1949 Neptune's Daughter
Model (uncredited)
 1949 Little Women
Schoolgirl - Davis's Class (uncredited)
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Dancer (uncredited)
 1948 The Paleface
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1948 Words and Music
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Maid (uncredited)
 1948 Beyond Glory
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Model (uncredited)
 1947 Road to Rio
Show Girl (uncredited)
 1946 The Razor's Edge
Showgirl (uncredited)
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In her pre-Hollywood years, Dorothy was a model and a Flamingo Hotel showgirl (known as The Girl with the Golden Arm). Later she moved to Hollywood and was groomed as showgirl types in such films as The Razor's Edge (1946), Road to Rio (1947), Words and Music (1948), Copper Canyon (1950), Give a Girl a Break (1953) and There's No Business Like Show Business (1954). See more »

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