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Character actress, Dorothy Peterson, was born Bergetta Peterson on Dec 25, 1897 in Hector, MN. Peterson died at the age of 81 on Oct 3, 1979 in New York City, NY .



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Mary Hagen: Mother... who am I?
Minta Hagen: What did you say?
Mary Hagen: I said, who am I? Please tell me the truth.
Minta Hagen: Who are you? Why-why, you're Mary. Our girl. Didn't I have you baptized by the Reverend Sparland? Didn't I raise you like other girls' mothers?

Charlotte Miller: Precious child. She's very sweet, but where in the world did she get that color hair and eyes?
Minta Hagen: She was born with them.

[last lines]
Fanny Skeffington: Manby, would you call Janie Clarkson and tell her I can't possibly see her for lunch today?
Manby: [laughing] Yes, Mrs. Skeffington.

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Character actress of Swedish ancestry, who after her movie debut in the 1930 melodrama 'Mothers Cry', was henceforth typecast to play long-suffering mothers and wives. Studied at Columbia University, New York, and appeared on Broadway from 1924 to 1930. Notable roles in 'Dracula' (as Lucy Seward, 1927-8) and 'Subway Express' (1929, with Helen Mack).

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