Dorothy Phillips

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Dorothy Phillips
Dorothy Phillips Movie Card.jpg
Phillips, in the 1910s, on an autographed, movie card
Born Dorothy Gwendolyn Strible
(1889-10-30)October 30, 1889
Baltimore, Maryland
Died March 1, 1980(1980-03-01) (aged 90)
Los Angeles, California
Other names Kid Nazimova
Occupation Actress
Years active 1911-1962
Spouse(s) Allen Holubar
(m.1912-1923; his death)
Painted by Rolf Armstrong for the cover of Photoplay

Dorothy Phillips (October 30, 1889 – March 1, 1980)[1] was an American stage and film actress.


Born Dorothy Gwendolyn Strible in Baltimore,[2] Phillips began her career as a stage actress. She made her film debut in 1911, and appeared in over 150 films during her career. For a time, she was nicknamed "Kid Nazimova" for her ability to imitate the Russian-born, Hollywood actress, Alla Nazimova.[2]

Phillips' career slowed after 1927, and she mainly appeared in uncredited bit roles for the rest of her career.

Marriage and death[edit]

Dorothy Phillips was married to actor-director Allen Holubar for eleven years until his death in 1923 from pneumonia at the age of 35. Phillips also died of pneumonia, in 1980, at the age of 90. She is buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.


For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Dorothy Phillips has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6358 Hollywood Blvd..

Selected filmography[edit]

From Motion Picture Magazine (September, 1915) Vol. X No.8, New York
Year Film Role Notes
1911 His Friend's Wife Unconfirmed
The Gordian Knot Marion Walters
1913 The Unburied Past Margaret Phillips
The Power of Conscience Dora Gordon
1914 In All Things Moderation
Three Men Who Knew
1915 The Affair of the Terrace Jasmine Roberts
The Trail of the Upper Yukon Marcia
1916 The Mark of Cain Doris Alternative title: By Fate's Degree
If My Country Should Call Margaret Ardrath
The Place Beyond the Winds Priscilla Glenn
The Price of Silence Helen Urmy
1917 The Piper's Price Amy Hadley
Hell Morgan's Girl Lola
The Girl in the Checkered Coat Mary Graham "Flash" Fan
The Flashlight Delice Brixton Alternative title: The Flashlight Girl
A Doll's House Nora Helmer
Fires of Rebellion Madge Garvey
The Rescue Anne Wetherall
Pay Me! Marta Alternative titles: Pay Day
The Vengeance of the West
Triumph Nell Baxter
1918 The Grand Passion Viola Argos
Broadway Love Midge O'Hara
The Talk of the Town Genevra French Directed by Allen Holubar, her husband
The Heart of Humanity Nanette Directed by Allen Holubar
1919 Destiny Mary Burton
Paid in Advance Joan Gray
1920 Once to Every Woman Aurora Meredith
1921 Man-Woman-Marriage Victoria
1922 Hurricane's Gal Lola
The World's a Stage Jo Bishop
1923 Slander the Woman Yvonne Desmarest
The Unknown Purple Uncredited
1925 The Sporting Chance Patricia Winthrop
Without Mercy Mrs. Enid Grant
1926 The Bar-C Mystery Jane Cortelyou
The Gay Deceiver Claire
Upstage Miss Weaver
1927 Women Love Diamonds Mrs. Flaherty
Cradle Snatchers Kitty Ladd Directed by Howard Hawks
1930 The Jazz Cinderella Mrs. Consuelo Carter Alternative title: Love Is Like That
1934 Now I'll Tell Mrs. Farth Scenes deleted
1936 Thank You, Jeeves! Boy's mother Uncredited
1937 Hot Water Nurse Uncredited
1940 And One Was Beautiful Gertrude's maid Uncredited
1942 My Favorite Spy Woman at wedding Uncredited
1943 The Cross of Lorraine Village woman Uncredited
1944 Mrs. Parkington Leaping Rock Pedestrian Uncredited
1946 The Postman Always Rings Twice Nurse Uncredited
1949 The Reckless Moment Woman Uncredited
1950 Father of the Bride Woman in Nightmare Sequence Uncredited
1951 Man in the Saddle Townswoman Uncredited
1955 Violent Saturday Bank customer Uncredited
1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Mr. Hopkins' maid Uncredited
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Uncredited


  1. ^ Dorothy Phillips. "Social Security Death Index". American Ancestors. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Dorothy Phillips". All Movie Guide. The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

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