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Dorothy Davenport

Dorothy Davenport

Aunt of writer-director Dirk Wayne Summers and Arthur Rankin Jr..

Children: Betty and Wallace Reid Jr.

Daughter of actress Alice Davenport and actor Harry Davenport. Sister of actresses Ann Davenport (1892-1968) and Kate Davenport (1896-1954); half-sister of actor Arthur Rankin (1900-1947).

Good friend of fellow actress Gloria Swanson; they would often spend weekends together at their similar 'horse-properties, Ms. Swanson's in Beverly Hills, and Miss Davenport's, in the San Fernando Valley.

Interviewed in "Talking to the Piano Player: Silent Film Stars, Writers and Directors Remember" by Stuart Oderman (BearManor Media).



Sister of actresses Ann Davenport (1892-1968) and Kate Davenport (1896-1954); half-sister of actor Arthur Rankin (1900-1947).


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