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Dorothy Appleby

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dorothy Appleby (January 6, 1906 – August 9, 1990) was an American film actress. She appeared in over 50 films between 1931 and 1943. Appleby gained early acting experience as an understudy and a chorus member in plays in New York City. A newspaper article reported that Appleby "came to New York fresh from winning a Maine beauty contest." Appleby was seen in many supporting roles, almost always in short subjects or low-budget feature films. She never progressed to leading roles in important pictures because of her height, which made her difficult to cast The trim brunette stood just over five feet tall, and her early leading men (like comedian Charley Chase) towered over her. She soon found steady if not prestigious work in Columbia Pictures' two-reel comedies. She appeared frequently with The Three Stooges, who were only a few inches taller than she was, and in 1940 she became Buster Keaton's leading lady, for the same reason: her height complemented his. She worked with Columbia comics Andy Clyde, El Brendel, and Hugh Herbert, and she had an uncredited part in John Ford's Stagecoach. Some of her Stooge comedies were Loco Boy Makes Good, So Long Mr. Chumps, and In the Sweet Pie and Pie. One memorable appearance was as Mexican brunette Rosita in 1940's Cookoo Cavaliers. In the film, Appleby gets clobbered by the Stooges when a facial "mud pack" made of cement dries on her face. Her petite figure belied her age, and she continued to play "younger" roles into the 1940s. One of her last screen roles was a one-line bit (playing a college co-ed at age 35) in the 1941 Jane Withers feature Small Town Deb.


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Born:
Jan 6, 1906 In Portland, Maine, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the movie Under Eighteen 1931-01-02
Latest Project:
Movie What's the Matador? 1942-04-23
Known For

Dorothy Appleby Movies Filmography

Movie
What's the Matador?
O'Brien's Secretary 1942-04-23
Movie
Loco Boy Makes Good
Twitchell's Girl 1942-01-08
Movie
What Makes Lizzy Dizzy?
Aggie 1942-03-26
Movie
In the Sweet Pie and Pie
Tiska Jones 1941-10-16
Movie
General Nuisance
Dorothy - Army nurse 1941-09-18
Movie
Manpower
Wilma 1941-08-09
Movie
Black Eyes and Blues
Helen Potts Harmon 1941-04-18
Movie
High Sierra
Margie - Joe's Girlfriend (uncredited) 1941-01-23
Movie
The Doctor Takes a Wife
Woman in Book Store 1940-04-25
Movie
Nothing But Pleasure
Mrs. Plunkett 1940-01-19
Movie
Rockin' Thru the Rockies
Tessie 1940-03-08
Movie
Pardon My Berth Marks
Mary Crissman 1940-03-22
Movie
Convicted Woman
Daisy 1940-01-31
Movie
The Taming of the Snood
Miss Wilson 1940-06-28
Movie
Gold Rush Maisie
Hatcheck Girl (Uncredited) 1940-07-26
Movie
From Nurse to Worse
Dr. Lerious' Receptionist (uncredited) 1940-08-23
Movie
The Spook Speaks
Newlywed wife 1940-09-20
Movie
His Ex Marks the Spot
His wife 1940-12-13
Movie
The Women
Treatment Girl 1939-09-01
Movie
When Tomorrow Comes
Waitress 1939-08-11
Movie
The Flying Irishman
Maybelle 1939-04-07
Movie
Stagecoach
Girl in Saloon (uncredited) 1939-03-03
Movie
Live, Love and Learn
Lou - Bob's Model (uncredited) 1937-10-29
Movie
North of Nome
Ruby 1936-11-14
Movie
Riffraff
Gertie 1936-01-03
Movie
Charlie Chan in Paris
Nardi 1935-01-21
Movie
Two Heads on a Pillow
Mitzie LaVerne 1934-10-02
Movie
I Give My Love
Alice Henley 1934-07-17
Movie
School for Girls
Florence Burns 1934-03-22
Movie
As the Earth Turns
Doris 1934-02-14
Movie
King of the Wild Horses
1933-11-10
Movie
Under Eighteen
Elsie 1931-01-02

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