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Dot Farley (I) (1881–1971)

Dot Farley was born on February 6, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Dorothea Farley. She was an actress and writer, known for So Big (1924), The Signal Tower (1924) and The Little Irish Girl (1926). She died on May 2, 1971 in South Pasadena, California, USA. See full bio »

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So Big Widow Paarlenburg
The Signal Tower Cousin Gertie
Poisoned Ivory Florence's Mother


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 1950 The File on Thelma Jordon
Woman Prisoner (uncredited)
 1948 Contest Crazy (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1948 Home Canning (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1948 Dig That Gold (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1948 How to Clean House (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1948 Fighting Father Dunne
Mrs. Monohan (uncredited)
 1948 No More Relatives (Short)
 1948 Brother Knows Best (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1947 Mind Over Mouse (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1947 Television Turmoil (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1947 Host to a Ghost (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1947 They Won't Believe Me
Emma (uncredited)
 1947 Heading for Trouble (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1947 The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Smoke's Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 Do or Diet (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1946 Social Terrors (Short)
 1946 I'll Build It Myself (Short)
 1946 Noisy Neighbors (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1946 Motor Maniacs (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1946 Wall Street Blues (Short)
 1946 Trouble or Nothing (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1945 Mother-In-Law's Day (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1945 The Big Beef (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1945 It's Your Move (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1945 What, No Cigarettes? (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1945 Sleepless Tuesday (Short)
 1944 Feather Your Nest (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1944 San Fernando Valley
Hattie O'Toole
 1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
Mamie's Mother (uncredited)
 1944 Radio Rampage (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1944 Prunes and Politics (Short)
 1943 Unlucky Dog (Short)
Mrs. Kennedy's Mother
 1943 Not on My Account (Short)
 1943 Hers to Hold
Wife of Soldier (uncredited)
 1943 Hot Foot (Short)
 1943 Indian Signs (Short)
Mrs. Kennedy's Mother
 1943 Hold Your Temper (Short)
Edgar's Mother-in-Law
 1942 Duck Soup (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1942 Cat People
Mrs. Agnew (uncredited)
 1942 Rough on Rents (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1942 Two for the Money (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Party Guest (Fields sequence) (uncredited)
 1942 Cooks and Crooks (Short)
Sally's Mother
 1942 Inferior Decorator (Short)
Mrs. Kennedy's Mother
 1942 Heart Burn (Short)
Mrs. Kennedy's Mother
 1942 Obliging Young Lady
Bird Lover Who Did Paper on Shrikes (uncredited)
 1941 Look Who's Laughing
Mrs. Mary Blaize (uncredited)
 1941 We Go Fast
Hempstead's Cook (uncredited)
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
Hysterical Woman (uncredited)
 1939 The Women
Large Woman (uncredited)
 1939 I Stole a Million
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1938 Lawless Valley
 1938 Slander House
Mrs. Willis
 1938 The Road to Reno
Mrs. Brumleigh (as Dorothy Farley)
 1938 The Purple Vigilantes
Suffrogate (uncredited)
 1937 A Rented Riot (Short)
Errol's Mother-in-Law
 1937 Rustlers' Valley
Mrs. Anson (uncredited)
 1937 Wife Insurance (Short)
Errol's Mother-in-Law
 1937 Too Many Wives
Mrs. Potts
 1937 We Have Our Moments (uncredited)
 1937 Love Is News
Woman Wanting Steve's Autograph (uncredited)
 1936 Arizona Mahoney
Woman at Circus (uncredited)
 1936 Wanted! Jane Turner
Landlady (uncredited)
 1936 Dummy Ache (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1936 High Beer Pressure (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1936 Will Power (Short)
 1936 Ring Around the Moon
 1936 Gasoloons (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1935 Counselitis (Short) (uncredited)
 1935 Happy Tho' Married (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1935 False Pretenses
Mrs. Smythe
 1935 Diamond Jim (uncredited)
 1935 In Love at 40 (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1935 Edgar Hamlet (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1935 Tramp Tramp Tramp (Short)
Mrs. Clyde
 1935 Sock Me to Sleep (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1935 South Seasickness (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1935 Brick-a-Brac (Short)
 1934 Poisoned Ivory (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1934 Fixing a Stew (Short)
Leon's mother-in-law
 1934 A Blasted Event (Short)
 1934 Down to Their Last Yacht
Passenger with Diamond Bracelets (uncredited)
 1934 In-Laws Are Out (Short)
 1934 Wrong Direction (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1934 Old Maid's Mistake (Short)
 1934 Love on a Ladder (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1934 Love Past Thirty
 1934 Bridal Bail (Short)
Mrs. Jones - June's Mother
 1933 Grin and Bear It (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1933 What Fur (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Ella - Party Guest
 1933 Quiet Please! (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1933 Good Housewrecking (Short)
 1933 Torchy Turns Turtle (Short)
 1933 A Merchant of Menace (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1933 Art in the Raw (Short)
Mother-in-Law / Florence's Mother
 1933 Torchy's Kitty Coup (Short)
 1932 Lawyer Man
Client Paying $5,000 Fee (uncredited)
 1932 Fish Feathers (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1932 Parlor, Bedroom and Wrath (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1932 Trapped in Tia Juana
Aunt Emma
 1932 The Golf Chump (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1932 Giggle Water (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1932 Torchy's Two Toots (Short)
 1932 While Paris Sleeps
 1932 Mother-in-Law's Day (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1932 Beautiful and Dumb (Short)
 1932 Bon Voyage (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1932 Torchy Turns the Trick (Short)
 1931 The Law of the Tong
Madam Duval (as Dorothy Farley)
 1931 Camping Out (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1931 Oh! Marry Me (Short)
 1931 Thanks Again (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1931 Dancing Dynamite
 1931 Lemon Meringue (Short)
Florence's Mother
 1931 A Woman of Experience
Beer Garden Patron (uncredited)
 1931 Chasing Trouble (Short)
 1931 The Front Page
Madame (uncredited)
 1931 The Dog Doctor (Short)
Mrs. Martin
 1931 Disappearing Enemies (Short)
Aunt Molly
 1931 What a Time (Short)
 1931 One Yard to Go (Short)
Mrs. Maison
 1930 The Third Alarm
Woman Barber
 1930 Traffic Tangle (Short)
 1930 Love Your Neighbor (Short)
Mrs. Charles Dillsworthy
 1930 Swell People (Short)
 1930 Little Accident
Mrs.Van Dine
 1930 Road to Paradise
 1930 The Unholy Three
Woman Buying Parrot (uncredited)
 1930 Radio Kisses (Short)
Mr. Bennett's Sweetheart
 1930/II Big Money (Short)
Divorcing Wife
 1930 He Trumped Her Ace (Short)
 1930 Getting a Raise (Short)
 1930 Old Vamps for New (Short)
 1930 Harmony at Home
The Modiste
 1929 Weak But Willing (Short)
Claire Finkel
 1929 Why Leave Home?
 1929 Divorce Made Easy
Aunt Emma
 1929 The Bees' Buzz (Short)
Party Guest (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1929 Foolish Husbands (Short)
Mrs. Billy Blake
 1929 Ain't It the Truth (Short)
 1929 Whirls and Girls (Short)
The Henpecked Husband's Wife
 1929/I A Bird in the Hand (Short)
The Giddy Widow
 1929 Calling Hubby's Bluff (Short)
Widow Schultz
 1929 Marquis Preferred
Mrs. Gruger (as Dorothy Farley)
 1929 Uncle Tom (Short)
Minor Role
 1929 Baby's Birthday (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 1928 Hubby's Weekend Trip (Short)
Mrs. Bill Blake
 1928 Should a Girl Marry?
Mae Reynolds
 1928 The Bargain Hunt (Short) (uncredited)
 1928 Celebrity
 1928 Motorboat Mamas (Short)
Automobile Passenger (uncredited)
 1928 His Unlucky Night (Short)
Mrs. Trotter
 1928 The Girl from Nowhere (Short)
 1928 The Head Man
Mrs. Denny
 1928 The Code of the Scarlet
Widow Malone
 1928 Black Feather
 1928 Lady Be Good
Texas West
 1928 The Bicycle Flirt (Short)
The Wife
 1928 The Garden of Eden
Monte Carlo Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1928 Run, Girl, Run (Short)
Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1927 The Girl from Everywhere
Madame Zweibach
 1927 Breakfast at Sunrise
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1927 What Every Iceman Knows (Short)
 1927/I Topsy and Eva
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1927 The Tired Business Man
Mrs. McGinnis
 1927 His First Flame
Mrs. Benedict
 1927 The Climbers
 1927 Yours to Command
Ma O'Brien
 1927 The King of Kings
Maidservant of Caiaphas
 1927 All Aboard
Aunt Patsy
 1927 The Shamrock and the Rose
Mrs. Kelly
 1927 McFadden's Flats
Bridget Maloney
 1927 The Overland Stage
Aunt Viney
 1927 Nobody's Widow
Roxanna's Maid
 1926 Golf Widows (Short)
 1926 The Timid Terror
Mrs. Milliken
 1926 Young April
 1926 The Family Upstairs
Mademoiselle Clarice
 1926 Honesty - The Best Policy
Author's Wife (added sequence)
 1926 So This Is Paris
Madame Moreau (uncredited)
 1926 Money Talks
Mrs. Chatterton
 1926 Matrimony Blues (Short)
 1926 The Still Alarm
Mrs. Maloney
 1926 Brooding Eyes
Marie De Costa
 1926 The Little Irish Girl
 1926 The Grand Duchess and the Waiter
The Countess Prascovia Avaloff
 1926 Memory Lane
 1926 A Punch in the Nose (Short)
 1925 A Woman of the World
Mrs. Bierbauer
 1925 Taming of the Shrewd (Short)
 1925 The Red Kimona
The Inquisitive One
 1925 Battling Romeo (Short)
 1925 Rugged Water
Mrs. Fuller
 1925 Mac's Beth (Short)
Mac's Beth
 1925 Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (Short)
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1925 My Son
Hattie Smith
 1925 Breaking the Ice (Short)
The Maid
 1925 Border Intrigue
Tough's Sister
 1924 So Big
Widow Paarlenburg
 1924 All Night Long (Short)
Gwendolyn (uncredited)
 1924 Vanity's Price
Katherine, Vanna's maid
 1924 Romeo and Juliet (Short)
Rodney's Mother
 1924 The Signal Tower
Cousin Gertie
 1924 The Enemy Sex
Ida Summers
 1924 A Self-Made Failure
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
 1924 Listen Lester
Miss Pink
 1924 The Mask of Lopez
 1924 Picking Peaches (Short)
The Customer
 1923 Boy of Mine
Mrs. Pettis
 1923 The Acquittal
 1923 One Cylinder Love (Short)
The Society Girl's Mother
 1923 Pitfalls of a Big City (Short)
Rodney's Mother
 1923 Tea: With a Kick!
Mrs. Juniper
 1923 Where's My Wandering Boy This Evening? (Short)
Rodney's Mother
 1923 When Knights Were Cold (Short) (uncredited)
 1923 Rob 'Em Good (Short)
Lady Maryann Fizzwater
 1922 Young Sherlocks (Short)
Mary Jane's Mother (uncredited)
 1922 Home Made Movies (Short)
The 2nd Theatre Operator's Wife
 1922 Ma and Pa (Short)
The Theatre Owner's Wife
 1922 The Crossroads of New York
 1922 Husband and Strife (Short)
Mrs. Cruelywed
 1921 Bright Eyes (Short)
The Ambitious Mother
 1921 By Heck (Short)
The Widow
 1921 Love's Outcast (Short)
Mrs. Franklyn Fairchild
 1921 Among Those Present (Short)
Hotel Flirt (uncredited)
 1921 Home Talent
 1921 Astray from the Steerage (Short)
Mrs. Gabble - the Rich Husband's Mother-in-Law
 1921 Officer Cupid (Short)
The Cook
 1921 Sweetheart Days (Short)
The School Principal
 1921 The Unhappy Finish (Short)
Riley's Wife
 1921 A Small Town Idol
Mrs. Smith
 1920 An Arabian Nightmare (Short)
 1920 An Elephant on His Hands (Short)
 1920 Bungalow Troubles (Short)
2nd Husband's Wife
 1920 Fickle Fancy (Short)
The Cashier
 1919 Oh! You East Lynn! (Short)
Madame Lynn - the Actor's Wife
 1919 Brownie's Doggone Tricks (Short)
Minnie - the Wife
 1919 A Lion in the House (Short)
Zip's Wife
 1919 Nellie's Naughty Boarder (Short)
 1919 Good Night, Turk (Short)
 1918 A Widow's Camouflage (Short)
 1918 By Heck, I'll Save Her (Short)
 1918 He Couldn't Fool His Wife (Short)
 1918 Love's Lucky Day (Short)
 1918 Oh, the Women! (Short)
 1918 Rip Roaring Rivals (Short)
Nifty Nell
 1918 The Paperhangers' Revenge (Short)
The Cook
 1918 The Poor Rich Cleaners (Short)
The Cook
 1918 The Wooing of Coffee Cake Kate (Short)
 1918 A Self-Made Lady (Short)
Hedda Holliday
 1918 Shadows of Her Pest (Short)
 1917 A Milk-Fed Vamp (Short)
A Simple Farmer's Daughter
 1916 Inherited Passions
Masie Williams (as Dorothea Farley)
 1916 Sammy Versus Cupid (Short)
 1915 Sammy's Scandalous Scheme (Short)
 1915 Aunt Matilda Outwitted (Short)
Aunt Matilda
 1915 She Couldn't Get Away (Short)
The Spinster
 1915 The Poor Fixer (Short)
 1915 Louisa's Battle with Cupid (Short)
 1915 Her New Yob (Short)
 1915 The Misplaced Twins (Short)
 1915 Pretty Policeman (Short)
 1915 A Woman's Way (Short)
 1915 Wheeled Into Matrimony (Short)
 1915 With Daddy's Aid (Short)
 1915 Buy, Buy Baby! (Short)
 1914 The Big Stick (Short)
 1914 Too Many Wives (Short)
 1914 His Neighbor's Pants (Short)
 1914 The Chaser (Short)
 1914 Finished at Sea (Short)
 1914 Rural Romeos (Short)
 1914 Shot in the Fracas (Short)
 1914 A Mountain Goat (Short)
 1914 Even Unto Death
Dorothea Gordon
 1914 Her Bandit Sweetheart (Short)
 1914 Rescued by a Ranch Girl (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Soul Mates (Short)
The Bride
 1914 A Sage Brush Leading Lady (Short)
 1914 False Pride Has a Fall (Short)
Ellen Farley
 1914 How Johanna Saved the Home (Short)
 1914 The Lust of the Red Man (Short)
The Settler's Wife (as Dorothea Farley)
 1914 The Daughter of the Tribe (Short) (as Dorothea Farley)
 1914 The Price of Crime
Dorothea Vale
 1914 The Unwritten Justice (Short) (as Dorothea Farley)
 1914 A Web of Fate (Short)
The Rancher's Widow
 1914 The Trail of the Law (Short) (as Dorothea Farley)
 1914 A Fight for a Million (Short)
Bessie Winter
 1914 The First Law of Nature (Short)
 1913 Some Nerve (Short)
The Wife
 1913 The Gusher (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1913 Cohen Saves the Flag (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1913 Fatty Joins the Force (Short)
Fatty's Sweetheart (uncredited)
 1913 Wine (Short)
The Woman
 1913 Miss Fairweather Out West (Short)
Miss Fairweather
 1913 Curing the Doctor (Short)
Dorothy Vernon
 1913 The Shop Girl's Big Day (Short)
Dora Thea Rankin - the Shop Girl
 1913 The Village Pest (Short)
Nora Farley
 1913 The Juvenile Kidnappers (Short)
Mary's Mother
 1913 Dorothea and Chief Razamataz (Short)
 1913 Flirty Florence (Short)
 1913 A Hasty Jilting (Short)
Kate's Mother
 1913 The Frontier Twins' Heroism (Short)
 1913 Hubby's Job (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1913 Twixt Love and Fire (Short) (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1913 Algy on the Force (Short)
Algy's Sweetheart
 1913 His Chum the Baron (Short)
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1913 A Fishy Affair (Short)
 1913 Bangville Police (Short)
Della's Mother
 1913 A Dollar Did It (Short)
Mrs. Riley
 1913 Murphy's I.O.U. (Short)
 1913/I A Life in the Balance (Short)
The Landlord's Wife
 1913 Those Good Old Days (Short)
Lady of the Court (uncredited)
 1913 Hide and Seek (Short)
The Woman in the Hat
 1913 On His Wedding Day (Short)
The Bride
 1913 A Wife Wanted (Short)
Dot - Mail Order Bride
 1913 Love and Pain (Short)
 1913 The Man Next Door (Short)
Meyer's Wife
 1913 The Two Widows (Short)
1st Widow
 1913 A Strong Revenge (Short)
Party Guest
 1913 The Rural Third Degree (Short)
Si's Bride
 1913 A Deaf Burglar (Short)
A Neighbor
 1913 The Power of Civilization (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Getting Square (Short)
 1912 At the Basket Picnic (Short)
Dave's Mother (unconfirmed)
 1912 Raiders of the Mexican Border (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Regeneration (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1912 Peril of the Plains
Eliza - the Mother
 1912 The Wordless Message (Short)
 1912 The Plucky Ranch Girl (Short)
 1912 A Petticoat Ranch Boss (Short)
Rose Stubbs
 1912 White Fawn (Short)
White Fawn
 1912 A Gypsy's Love (Short)
Leila, the Gypsy Girl
 1912/II How He Won Her (Short)
 1911 The Ranchman's Vengeance (Short)
 1911 The Opium Smuggler (Short)
 1911 Crazy Gulch (Short)
 1911 A California Love Story (Short)
 1911 The Boss of Lucky Ranch (Short)
 1911 Bud Nevins, Bad Man (Short)
Riley's daughter
 1911 Reddy's Redemption (Short)
The Charitable Young Woman
 1911/II The Harem Skirt (Short)
 1911 Do You Know This Woman? (Short)
The wife
 1911 Hypnotizing a Hypnotist (Short)
 1911 A Pittsburgh Millionaire (Short)
Mary - Mrs. Philip Nash
 1911 The Genius (Short)
 1911 Mrs. Gay Life's Visitors (Short)
Steena Iverson
 1910 A Troublesome Parcel (Short)
Mabel Vanastorbilt
 1910 Her Husband's Deception (Short)
The Doctor's Wife
 1910 The Rummage Sale (Short)
 1910 Starlight's Devotion (Short)
 1910 Romantic Redskins (Short)
 1910 A College Chicken (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Dorothea Farley | Dorothy Farley | Mrs. Farley


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An actress mainly in short comedies; appeared in many Mack Sennett films in the silent era; later became well known for playing Edgar Kennedy's mother-in-Law in his series of domestic comedies for RKO.

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