Dorothy Dickson (July 25, 1893 – September 25, 1995) was an American-born, London-based theater actress and singer. She died 2 months after her 102nd birthday.
Dickson is known mostly for her rendition of the Jerome Kern song "Look for the Silver Lining". She was also a member of the Ziegfeld Follies and made many appearances in New York and abroad. In 1922 she starred in The Cabaret Girl. In 1936 she co-starred with Ivor Novello in his Careless Rapture and, in 1937, in his Crest of the Wave.
As for her film career, Dickson starred in a few silent films, including Eastward Ho! (1919) and Paying the Piper (1921).
During her early days on the London stage, Dickson was introduced to another future celebrity (as well as centenarian), whose name was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later the Queen Mother. The two became close friends and their friendship lasted until Dickson's death at age 102.
In 2006 Angus McBean's photograph of Dorothy Dickson was used on the poster for an exhibition of his photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, as well as on the cover of the accompanying book.
- Eastward Ho! (1919)
- The Silver Lining (1921)
- Paying the Piper (1921)
- Headin' North (1921)
- The Road Is Fine (1930)
- Channel Crossing (1933)
- Danny Boy (1934)
- Sword of Honour (1939)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dorothy Dickson.|
- Dorothy Dickson at the Internet Movie Database
- Dorothy Dickson at the Internet Broadway Database
- Dorothy Dickson performances in Theatre Archive, University of Bristol