Dorothy Granger

Dorothy Granger

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Paleface (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Raintree County (1957)
  • Birthday: Nov 21, 1912
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A beauty-contest winner at age 13, Dorothy Granger went on to perform in vaudeville with her large and talented family. Granger made her film bow in 1929's Words and Music, and the following year landed a contract with comedy producer Hal Roach. Working with such masters as Harry Langdon, Laurel & Hardy and Charley Chase, she sharpened her own comic skills to perfection, enabling her to assume the unofficial title of "Queen of the Short Subjects." During her long association with two-reelers, she appeared with the likes of W.C. Fields (The Dentist), the Three Stooges (Punch Drunks), Walter Catlett, Edgar Kennedy, Hugh Herbert and a host of others. She also appeared sporadically in features, playing everything from full leads to one-line bits. A favorite of director Mitchell Leisen, Granger essayed amusing cameos in such Leisen productions as Take a Letter, Darling (1942) and Lady in the Dark (1944). George Cukor wanted to cast Granger in the important role of Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind (1939), but producer David O. Selznick decided to go with Ona Munson, who had more "name" value. Granger is most fondly remembered for her appearances in RKO's long-running (1935-51) Leon Errol short-subject series, in which she was usually cast as Leon's highly suspicious spouse. She retired from films in 1963, keeping busy by helping her husband manage a successful Los Angeles upholstery store. Dorothy Granger made her last public appearance in 1993 at the Screen Actors Guild's 50th anniversary celebration.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

11% Raintree County Mme. Gaubert 1957
No Score Yet So Big Lady 1953
No Score Yet One Minute to Zero Nurse 1952
100% The Paleface Bath House Attendant 1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Gossip 1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Edna Brown 1948
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Wrong Mr. and Mrs. Follinsbee 1947
No Score Yet Killer Dill Millie 1947
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn Ticket Girl 1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado Maisie 1945
No Score Yet Adventure Cashier 1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Co-eds Woman 1945
No Score Yet The Jade Mask Stella 1945
91% The Southerner Party Girl 1945
No Score Yet One Body Too Many Mona 1944
No Score Yet In Society Hysterical Woman 1944
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark Autograph Hunter 1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday Barmaid 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Belle 1944
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Girl 1942
No Score Yet Take a Letter, Darling (Green-Eyed Woman) Switchboard Operator 1942
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Saloon Girl 1941
No Score Yet New Moon Fat Bridesmaid 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Nancy 1940
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes Waitress 1939
No Score Yet Blue Montana Skies Mrs. Potter 1939
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction Woman at Party 1938
No Score Yet Shopworn Angel Dancer 1938
No Score Yet The Road Back French Girl 1937
78% Romeo and Juliet Bit 1936
100% Show Boat Chorus Girl 1936
No Score Yet The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Receptionist 1936
No Score Yet The Nitwits Phyllis 1935
80% The Merry Widow Maxim Girl 1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday Sally 1933
No Score Yet The Tip Off Hat Check Girl 1931

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