Dorothy Gulliver

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Dorothy Kathleen Gulliver (September 6, 1908 – May 23, 1997) was a silent film star, and one of the few to make a successful transition with the advent of "talkies", when films began using sound. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Named as a 1928 "WAMPAS Baby Star", Gulliver was part of The Collegians silent series of the late 1920s, and also did some silent serials with William Desmond, Jack Hoxie and Hoot Gibson. With the beginning of "talkies", she became a popular heroine in 1930s "cliffhangers", including The Galloping Ghost, Phantom of the West, The Shadow of the Eagle, The Last Frontier, and the 1936 Custer's Last Stand. Her costars were often Rex Lease, Tim McCoy, Jack Hoxie, and Bill Elliott.

While major roles died down and became uncredited, she made movies until 1976 and had a main role in Faces (1968). She died in Valley Centre, California on May 23, 1997, aged 88.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1926 The Shoot 'Em Up Kid
1927 A Dog of the Regiment Marie von Waldorf Lost Film
1929 The Winking Idol Lost Film
1930 Troopers Three Dorothy Clark
1931 The Fighting Marshal Alice Wheeler
The Galloping Ghost Barbara Courtland
The Phantom of the West Mona Cortez
1932 The Shadow of the Eagle Jean Gregory
The Last Frontier Betty Halliday
1936 Custer's Last Stand Red Fwan
1939 North of Shanghai Sue
1957 Official Detective episode Armored Attack (1957) Mrs. Samka
1968 Faces Florence
1976 Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Old Woman on Bus Cameo Appearance

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