American actress Dorothy Devore, born Alma Inez Williams in Fort Worth, was a very popular silent film comedienne who got her start entertaining in musical theater, vaudeville, and nightclubs as a teenager. In film, Devore first gained notice playing tiny, mischievous gals in the romantic Al Christie comedies during the 1910s. She continued with the series through the early 1920s. At her peak, Devore was among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. As her popularity waned, she continued to star in a few full-length romantic comedies with different studios, but these were never as successful. Devore returned to short films in 1927 and with the coming of talkies, she left the industry for good.