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Dorothy Dalton

From Wikipedia Dorothy Dalton (September 22, 1893 – April 13, 1972) was an American silent film actress and stage personality who worked her way from a stock company to a movie career. Beginning in 1910, Dalton was a player in stock companies in Chicago, Terre Haute, Indiana and Holyoke, Massachusetts. She joined the Keith-Albee-Orpheum Corporation vaudeville circuits. By 1914 she was working in Hollywood. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dalton made her movie debut in 1914 in Pierre of the Plains, co-starring Edgar Selwyn, followed by the lead role in Across the Pacific that same year. In 1915, she appeared with William S. Hart in The Disciple. This production came before she left Triangle Film Corporation and was signed to Thomas Harper Ince Studios. While Ince meant to cast her in mature roles, she wanted to play ingénues and claimed she couldn't play women. Her role in The Disciple, however, in which she attracts a man who is not her husband, led to her being cast as a vamp. Her vamp, however, was untraditional in that she vamped unconsciously; in the words of Kay Anthony, "Not because she wanted people to think she was a full-fledged shatterer of hearts before the camera did she make pulses beat hard and fast, but because she couldn't help it: 'I guess I just must have been born that way!' Ince's company was operative from 1919 until his death in 1924. With Ince, she played in The Price Mark and Love Letters, both co-starring William Conklin. Dalton also performed with Rudolph Valentino in Moran of the Lady Letty (1922), and with H.B. Warner in The Flame of the Yukon (1917) and The Vagabond Prince (1916). Dalton's stage career included performances as Chrysis in Aphrodite by Morris Gest in 1920 and on Broadway in The Country Wife.


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Born:
Sep 22, 1893 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the movie Pierre of the Plains 1914-04-11
Latest Project:
Movie The Camera Speaks 1934-08-11
Known For
Poster of Law of the Lawless
Poster of A Trip to Paramountown
Poster of Moran of the Lady Letty
Poster of Civilization's Child
Filmography
Movie The Camera Speaks Herself (archive footage) 1934-08-11
Movie The Lone Wolf Lucy Shannon 1924-04-27
Movie Dark Secrets Ruth Rutherford 1923-01-21
Movie Law of the Lawless Sahande 1923-07-22
Movie Fog Bound Gale Brenon 1923-05-27
Movie A Trip to Paramountown Herself 1922-07-10
Movie Moran of the Lady Letty Moran Letty Sternersen 1922-02-05
Movie On the High Seas Leone Deveraux 1922-09-17
Movie The Siren Call Charlotte Woods 1922-09-17
Movie Behind Masks Jeanne Mesurier 1921-07-23
Movie Fool's Paradise Poll Patchouli 1921-12-09
Movie Black is White Unknown 1920-03-07
Movie The Dark Mirror Priscilla Maine / Nora O'Moore 1920-05-08
Movie Vive la France! Genevieve Bouchette 1918-09-15
Movie The Dark Road Cleo Morrison 1917-03-31
Movie Wild Winship's Widow Catherine Winship 1917-05-20
Movie Back of the Man Unknown 1917-03-04
Movie Love Letters Unknown 1917-12-24
Movie The Flame of the Yukon Ethel Evans / 'The Flame' 1917-07-01
Movie The Price Mark Unknown 1917-10-21
Movie Civilization's Child Ellen McManus 1916-04-23
Movie The Three Musketeers Queen Anne 1916-02-06
Movie The Raiders Dorothy Haldeman 1916-02-27
Movie The Captive God Tecolote 1916-07-23
Movie The Jungle Child Ollante 1916-10-01
Movie A Gamble in Souls Unknown 1916-12-09
Movie The Vagabond Prince Lola ''Fluffy'' 1916-10-22
Movie The Disciple Mary Houston 1915-10-16
Movie Pierre of the Plains Jen Galbraith 1914-04-11
Movie Across the Pacific Elsie Escott 1914-11-02