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Dorothy Mackaill (1903–1990)


Dorothy Mackaill was 11 when her parents separated; she then lived with her father. A rebellious teenager, Dorothy -- who had long wanted a career in the theater -- ran away to London and finally persuaded her father to pay for her board and lessons. Her first job was in the chorus; she then traveled to Paris, where she met a Broadway ... See full bio »

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(age 87) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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Known For

Bulldog Drummond at Bay Doris Thompson
(1937)
Safe in Hell Gilda Carlson - aka Gilda Erickson
(1931)
Kept Husbands Dorothea 'Dot' Parker Brunton
(1931)
Bright Lights Louanne
(1930)

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 1976-1980 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Old Lady / Mrs. Pelcher
- School for Assassins (1980) ... Old Lady (as Miss Dorothy Mackaill)
- Target - A Cop (1976) ... Mrs. Pelcher
 1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1937 Bulldog Drummond at Bay
Doris Thompson
 1934 Cheaters
Mabel
 1934 Picture Brides
Mame Smith
 1933 The Chief
Dixie Dean
 1933 Curtain at Eight
Lola Cresmer
 1933 Neighbors' Wives
Helen McGrath
 1932 No Man of Her Own
Kay Everly
 1932 Love Affair
Carol Owen
 1931 Safe in Hell
Gilda Carlson - aka Gilda Erickson
 1931 The Reckless Hour
Margaret 'Margie' Nichols
 1931 Their Mad Moment
Emily Stanley
 1931 Party Husband
Laura
 1931 Kept Husbands
Dorothea 'Dot' Parker Brunton
 1931 Once a Sinner
Diana Barry
 1930 Bright Lights
Louanne
 1930 Man Trouble
Joan
 1930 The Office Wife
Anne Murdock
 1930 The Flirting Widow
Celia
 1930 Strictly Modern
Kate
 1929 The Love Racket
Betty Brown
 1929 The Great Divide
Ruth Jordan
 1929 Hard to Get
Bobby Martin
 1929 Two Weeks Off
Kitty Weaver
 1929 Children of the Ritz
Angela Pennington
 1929 His Captive Woman
Anna Janssen
 1928 The Barker
Lou
 1928 The Whip
Lady Diana
 1928 Waterfront
Peggy Ann Andrews
 1928 Lady Be Good
Mary
 1928 Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath
Helen Slocum
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 7 (Short)
 1927 Man Crazy
Clarissa Janeway
 1927 The Crystal Cup
Gita Carteret
 1927 Smile, Brother, Smile
Mildred Marvin
 1927 Convoy
Sylvia Dodge
 1927 The Lunatic at Large
Beatrix Staynes
 1926 Just Another Blonde
Jeanne Cavanaugh
 1926 Subway Sadie
Sadie Hermann
 1926 Ranson's Folly
Mary Cahill
 1926 The Dancer of Paris
Consuelo Cox
 1925 Joanna
Joanna Manners
 1925 Shore Leave
Connie Martin
 1925 The Making of O'Malley
Lucille Thayer
 1925 Chickie
Chickie
 1925 One Year to Live
Marthe
 1925 The Bridge of Sighs
Linda Harper
 1924 The Mine with the Iron Door
Marta Hillgrove
 1924 The Painted Lady
Violet
 1924 The Man Who Came Back
Marcelle
 1924 What Shall I Do?
Jeanie Andrews
 1924 The Next Corner
Elsie Maury
 1923 Twenty-One
Lynnie Willis
 1923 His Children's Children
Sheila
 1923 The Fair Cheat
Camilla
 1923 The Fighting Blade
Thomsine Musgrove
 1923 The Broken Violin
Constance Morley
 1923 Mighty Lak' a Rose
Rose Duncan
 1922 The Inner Man
Sally
 1922 The Streets of New York
Sally Ann
 1922 A Woman's Woman
Sally Plummer
 1922 Isle of Doubt
Eleanor Warburton
 1921 The Lotus Eater (uncredited)
 1921 Bits of Life
 1921 Torchy's Promotion (Short)
 1920 Torchy's Millions (Short)
 1920 Torchy (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Midnight Polly" on Broadway. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Articles | 13 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Dorothy Mackaill

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Star Sign:

Pisces

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