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Dorothy Burgess Overview:

Actress, Dorothy Burgess, was born on Mar 4, 1907 in Los Angeles, CA. Burgess died at the age of 54 on Aug 20, 1961 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside, CA.

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The Film Festival: "Playgirl" and "From Headquarters"

By David on Oct 6, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s films, (1907-61) was certainly one of them. Here she is in the 1932 film "Play-Girl," opposite Winnie Lightner. And who could forget her in "Hold Your Man," with Clark Gable and Jean Harlow? Or "From Head... Read full article


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Dorothy Burgess Quotes:

Gypsy: Just two weeks ago, he (Eddie) sent me ten bucks for Christmas. I bet that's a bit of news to certain somebody.
Ruby: He was tossin' ten-dollar bills to ALL the tramps at Christmas!
Gypsy: Did you get yours?


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Dorothy Burgess Facts
Often cast in films as women of Hispanic backgrounds.

Graduate of Mrs.Dow's School of Acting in New York. Began as a specialty dancer in 'Music Box Revue', then performed in stock companies in Rochester, New York. On stage from 1924 with 'Dancing Mothers' and 'Quarantine', playing leads by 1927 in plays like 'Bye, Bye Bonnie'. Returned to the stage after her film career faltered in the mid-30', starring as 'Lulu Belle' in Los Angeles and co-starring in 'Piper Paid' on Broadway.

Was involved in a head-on collision in San Francisco in 1932, in which a passenger of the car she was driving died. She suffered a nervous breakdown as a result.

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