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Dorothy Granger (1911–1995)

Dorothy Granger was one of the first members of SAG when the Screen Actors Guild was founded over 65 years ago. A Texas beauty contest winner at the age of thirteen, Dorothy's career ran from a long-running two-reel series, as the wife of Leon Errol for RKO, to the long-running television series Death Valley Days (1952) with Ronald Reagan. '... See full bio »

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 1961 Dondi
Woman in Grape Hat (uncredited)
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Miss Jaubert
- Threat of Evil (1960) ... Miss Jaubert
 1959 Hennesey (TV Series)
- The Baby Sitter (1959)
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Mrs. Campbell
- Toll Road (1959) ... Mrs. Campbell
 1957 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Carrie Cochran / Mrs. Isabel
- Fifteen Paces to Fame (1957) ... Carrie Cochran
- California's First Schoolmarm (1957) ... Mrs. Isabel (as Dorothy K. Granger)
 1957 Raintree County
Madame Gaubert (uncredited)
 1957 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Reunion Guest
- Mary Has May Co. Reunion (1957) ... Reunion Guest
 1956 The Desperados Are in Town
Molly, Saloon Girl
 1955 Lassie (TV Series)
Grace, Higgy's mother
- The Clown (1955) ... Grace, Higgy's mother
 1955 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
- The Grown Ones (1955)
 1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series)
- The Practical Joker (1955) ... Ethel
 1955 New York Confidential
Lupo's Secretary (uncredited)
 1954 I Married Joan (TV Series)
 1954 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
Irma Sanders
- The Seance (1954) ... Irma Sanders
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Miss Smith--Nurse / Hercules Wife at Carnival / Bit / ...
- Life Insurance (1953) ... Miss Smith--Nurse
- Little Old Lady (1953) ... Hercules Wife at Carnival
- Bingo (1953) ... Bit
- The Wrestling Match (1953) ... Arguing Wife
 1953 So Big
Mabel (uncredited)
 1953 Oh, Say Can You Sue (Short)
Alice, Andy's Sweetheart
 1952 One Minute to Zero
First Nurse (uncredited)
 1951 Too Many Wives (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1951 Westward the Women
Rejected Woman (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Molly Wyatt
- The Case of the Vain Woman (1951) ... Molly Wyatt
 1951 Lord Epping Returns (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1951 One Wild Night (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1951 Punchy Pancho (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1951 Chinatown Chump (Short)
Mrs. Dorothy Errol
 1950 Spooky Wooky (Short)
Mrs. Dorothy Errol
 1950 Texas Tough Guy (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1950 Lonely Heart Bandits
Duchess Belle
 1950 High and Dizzy (Short)
Dorothy Errol
 1949 Shocking Affair (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1949 Wha' Happen? (Short)
Commissioner's Wife
 1949 Sweet Cheat (Short)
Mrs. Dorothy Errol
 1949 Oil's Well That Ends Well (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1949 I Can't Remember (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1949 The Cactus Cut-Up (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1949 Dad Always Pays (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1949 Miss Mink of 1949
Mrs. Maureen O'Mulvaney
 1948 Backstage Follies (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1948 The Paleface
Attendant at Bathhouse (uncredited)
 1948 The Uninvited Blonde (Short)
Mrs. Dorothy Errol
 1948 Sealed Verdict
Edna Brown (Red Cross date)
 1948 The Strange Mrs. Crane
Jeanette Woods
 1948 Bachelor Blues (Short)
Dorothy Errol
 1948 Michael O'Halloran
Ward Nurse (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Gossip (uncredited)
 1948 Pardon My Lamb Chop (Short)
Mrs. Schilling
 1948 Crabbin' in the Cabin (Short)
Wally's Wife
 1948 Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
Skagway Kate
 1948 Secretary Trouble (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1948 Don't Fool Your Wife (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1948 Bet Your Life (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1948 A-Hunting They Did Go (Short)
 1947 Wedlock Deadlock (Short)
 1947 The Spook Speaks (Short)
Dorothy Errol
 1947 Should Husbands Marry? (Short)
Wife of Boss
 1947 Louisiana
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Wrong Mrs. Follinsbee (uncredited)
 1947 Killer Dill
Millie Gardner
 1947 Blondes Away (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1947 Hired Husband (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1947 Two Jills and a Jack (Short)
 1947 Wife Tames Wolf (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1947 The Good Bad Egg (Short)
Florobelle Priggle
 1947 Borrowed Blonde (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1947 Backlash
O'Neil's Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 The Devil Thumbs a Ride
Pearl (uncredited)
 1947 Hot Heir (Short)
Mrs. Herbert
 1946 That Brennan Girl
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Leeds (uncredited)
 1946 Slappily Married (Short)
 1946 Two Years Before the Mast
Girl in the Golden Lion (uncredited)
 1946 Black Angel
Woman by Phone Booth (uncredited)
 1946 I'll Take Milk (Short)
Dorothy Errol
 1946 Shadows Over Chinatown
Joan Mercer
 1946 The Runaround
Hotel Desk Clerk / Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1946 Twin Husbands (Short)
Dorothy Errol
 1946 Oh, Professor Behave! (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1946 Maid Trouble (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1945 Adventure
Cashier (uncredited)
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Woman Clerk (uncredited)
 1945 Marshal of Laredo
Suzanne (uncredited)
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado
Maisie - Switchboard Operator
 1945 Beware of Redheads (Short)
Mrs. Dorothy Errol
 1945 Double Honeymoon (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1945 The Southerner
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1945 On Stage Everybody
Marlow (uncredited)
 1945 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1945 Let's Go Stepping (Short)
Dorothy Errol
 1945 Birthday Blues (Short)
Mrs. Dorothy Errol
 1945 Here Come the Co-eds
Woman in Ballroom (uncredited)
 1945 The Jade Mask
Stella Graham
 1945 Under Western Skies
 1944 Practically Yours
Sponge Cake Lady (uncredited)
 1944 He Forgot to Remember (Short)
Mrs. Vivian Errol
 1944 One Body Too Many
Mona Rutherford
 1944 Triple Trouble (Short)
Mrs. Errol (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1944 In Society
Hysterical Woman (uncredited)
 1944 Girls! Girls! Girls! (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1944 Her Primitive Man
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Barmaid (uncredited)
 1944 Shine on Harvest Moon
Mitzie Menegue (uncredited)
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Autograph Hunter (uncredited)
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1943 The Woman of the Town
 1943 True to Life
Dance Extra (uncredited)
 1943 Swingtime Johnny
Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Flora - Singer (uncredited)
 1943 Fired Wife
Divorcee (uncredited)
 1943 A Lady Takes a Chance
Hot Dog Girl (uncredited)
 1943 Cowboy in Manhattan
Tommy (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1943 Gem-Jams (Short)
Frances Brown, the Buyer (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1943 Hi'Ya Chum
Babe Fredericks (uncredited)
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Maid (uncredited)
 1942 USS VD: Ship of Shame
Bar Woman toasting 'Chicken' (uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Officer (uncredited)
 1942 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Yvonne (uncredited)
 1942 Rough on Rents (Short)
Renter's Wife (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1942 Dear! Deer! (Short)
Woman from Atlantic City (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1942 The Old Homestead
Moll (uncredited)
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Apartment Tenant (uncredited)
 1942 In Old California
Girl in First Saloon (uncredited)
 1942 Take a Letter, Darling
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1942 Pardon My Stripes
 1942 North to the Klondike
Mayme Cassidy
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Woman with Cake (uncredited)
 1942 Home Work (Short)
 1941 Who's a Dummy? (Short) (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1941 Honky Tonk
Pearl - Saloon Girl (uncredited)
 1941 Man-I-Cured (Short)
Maizie, mistaken for Betty (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1941 Unfinished Business
Woman (uncredited)
 1941 The Lady from Cheyenne
Myrtle (uncredited)
 1941 City of Missing Girls
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1941 Back Street
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1940 When the Daltons Rode
Nancy (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1940 New Moon
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1940 The Hidden Master (Short)
Mrs. Jones (uncredited)
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Waitress (uncredited)
 1939 Blue Montana Skies
Mrs. Millie Potter
 1939 The Family Next Door
Heavy Girl (uncredited)
 1938 Dramatic School
Fat Girl
 1938 Major Difficulties (Short)
 1938 Letter of Introduction
Woman at Barry's Party (uncredited)
 1938 The Shopworn Angel
Dancer (uncredited)
 1938 Termites of 1938 (Short)
Mrs. Mabel Sturgeon (uncredited)
 1937 Prescription for Romance
Cashier (uncredited)
 1937 He Done His Duty (Short)
Kitty Parker
 1937 The Road Back
French Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Camille
Raucous Party Girl (uncredited)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
Minor Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1936 Show Boat
New Year's Eve Cutie (uncredited)
 1936 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
Fill-in Receptionist (uncredited)
 1935 His Marriage Mix-up (Short)
 1935 Diamond Jim
Chorine (uncredited)
 1935 The Affair of Susan
Girl in Candy Shop (uncredited)
 1935 Manhattan Butterfly
Nina Malone (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1935 Alibi Bye Bye (Short)
 1935 Pickled Peppers (Short)
 1935 Wig-Wag (Short)
 1935 Naughty Marietta
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1935 I've Been Around
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Herries Servant (uncredited)
 1935 Hunger Pains (Short)
 1934 The Dancing Millionaire (Short)
Dorothy Granger
 1934 Fate's Fathead (Short)
Fanny McGinnis
 1934 Perfectly Mismated (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1934 Kentucky Kernels
Ethel - Baxter's Secretary (uncredited)
 1934 Ocean Swells (Short)
 1934 It's the Cats (Short)
 1934 The Merry Widow
Maxim's Girl (uncredited)
 1934 Punch Drunks (Short)
 1934 Petting Preferred (Short)
 1934 I'll Tell the World
Brown's Girlfriend - the Dancer
 1934 No More Bridge! (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1934 Next Week-End (Short)
 1934 Mixed Nuts (Short)
Chorine Who Packs a Punch (uncredited)
 1934 Roast-Beef and Movies (Short)
Easter Wester (uncredited)
 1934 Hips, Hips, Hooray!
Miss Cole - Stenographer (uncredited)
 1934 In the Devildog House (Short)
 1934 Nana
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1934 Ten Baby Fingers (Short)
 1933 Hold Your Temper (Short)
Mrs. Errol
 1933 King for a Night
 1933 Marriage on Approval
Hortense Bailey
 1933 Only Yesterday
Sally (uncredited)
 1933 Love, Honor and Oh, Baby!
Mrs. Brown
 1933 Sailors Beware! (Short)
Dan's Wife
 1933 He Couldn't Take It
Grace Clarice
 1933 Meet the Champ (Short)
 1933 The Gay Nighties (Short)
Mrs. Sylvia Beezley (as Dorothy Grainger)
 1933 Daddy Knows Best (Short)
Poloni's Girlfriend
 1933 A Merchant of Menace (Short) (uncredited)
 1933 Sweet Cookie (Short)
 1933 He Learned About Women
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1933 Easy on the Eyes (Short)
Nora's Friend
 1933 Second Hand Wife
Bit (uncredited)
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Hortense, Pickpocket (uncredited)
 1932 Jitters the Butler (Short)
Mrs. McPhinn
 1932 Doubling in the Quickies (Short)
Miss Devere - Paragon Leading Actress (uncredited)
 1932 The Dentist (Short)
Miss Peppitone - Patient
 1932 The Sign of the Cross (uncredited)
 1932 Sham Poo, the Magician (Short)
Elmer's Wife
 1932 Afraid to Talk
Kippie - Party Girl (uncredited)
 1932 False Impressions (Short)
 1932 Madison Square Garden
Vita-Life Rejuvenator Demonstrator (uncredited)
 1932 Courting Trouble (Short)
Charlie's Pal's Girlfriend
 1932 Ma's Pride and Joy (Short)
Gay Devere
 1932 The Giddy Age (Short)
Mabel - aka Champagne
 1932 Young Onions (Short)
 1932 His Royal Shyness (Short)
 1932 Neighbor Trouble (Short)
Mrs. Knox - Neighbor
 1932 Hatta Marri (Short)
Hatta Marri
 1932 The Candid Camera (Short)
Mrs. Townes
 1932 Divorce a la Mode (Short)
May King
 1932 The Chimp (Short)
The Landlord's wife Ethel (uncredited)
 1932 Lighthouse Love (Short)
 1932 Night World
Bit (uncredited)
 1932 Listening In (Short)
Betty Wilson
 1932 The Flirty Sleepwalker (Short)
Mrs. Denton
 1932 Heavens! My Husband! (Short)
Mrs. Ed Martin
 1932 Lady! Please! (Short)
Mrs. Solino
 1932 The Beast of the City
Drunken Girl Singing at Party (uncredited)
 1932 A Woman Commands
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1932 Shopping with Wifie (Short)
Mrs. Ed Martin
 1932 Keep Laughing (Short)
 1932 The Fighting Fool
 1931 The Pottsville Palooka (Short)
Mazie De Voe
 1931 Under Eighteen
Penthouse Party Guest (uncredited)
 1931 Half Holiday (Short)
Lillian -Ed's Date
 1931 The All-American Kickback (Short)
Fake Wife
 1931 One Good Turn (Short)
A Community Player (uncredited)
 1931 One Quiet Night (Short)
 1931 The Tip-Off
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
 1931 Honeymoon Trio (Short)
The Newlywed Wife
 1931 Politics
Newlywed (uncredited)
 1931 Goldie
Nanette, Girl in Cafe (uncredited)
 1931 Let's Do Things (Short)
Lead Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
 1931 Spuk um Mitternacht (Short) (uncredited)
 1931 Love Fever (Short)
 1931 The Pip from Pittsburg (Short)
 1931 Behind Office Doors
Girl in Duneen's Apartment (uncredited)
 1931 Thundering Tenors (Short)
Dorothy Dillon
 1931 The Primrose Path
Rita Johnson
 1930 Ladies Last (Short)
 1930 Looser Than Loose (Short)
Maisie Johnson (uncredited)
 1930 Bigger and Better (Short)
 1930 Noche de duendes
La mujer furiosa (uncredited)
 1930 Dollar Dizzy (Short)
Woman Who Drops Her Pearls (uncredited)
 1930 Doctor's Orders (Short)
Dorothy, the Maid
 1930 The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (Short)
Young Relative (uncredited)
 1930 Radiomanía (Short)
 1930 Fast Work (Short)
Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
 1930 The King (Short)
Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
 1930 Hog Wild (Short)
Tillie - The Hardys' Maid / Girl Lifting Her Skirt by Puddle (uncredited)
 1929 Dance Hall
Dancer (uncredited)
 1929 The Sophomore
Co-Ed (uncredited)
 1929 Words and Music
Co-Ed (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Dorothy Grainger | Dorothy K. Granger


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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