Dorothy Granger

Dorothy Granger

Highest Rated: 100% The Dentist (1932)

Lowest Rated: 11% Raintree County (1957)

Birthday: Nov 21, 1912

Birthplace: New London, Ohio, USA

Dorothy Granger was an incredibly prolific comic actress working primarily from the 1930s through the 1950s, though her nearly 250 movie credit count is misleading since most of the titles were comedy shorts. Granger won a Texas beauty contest as a 13-year-old, and by 18 she was appearing in her first films. Eventually, Granger worked with nearly every comedy giant, beginning with Fatty Arbuckle (as a director), followed by Laurel & Hardy, W.C. Fields, and The Three Stooges during the 1930s, and later teamed up with Abbott and Costello and Jack Benny in the 1950s. She earned the reputation as the perfect comedic foil and appeared with a host of lesser-known figures in numerous comedies, including "Wig-Wag" in 1935, and "Two Jills and a Jack" in 1947. Granger's most frequent collaborator, meanwhile, was the not-quite-legendary comic star Leon Errol, whose real name also became his on-screen name; Granger played his on-screen wife, ''Mrs. Errol.'' The duo made their first film together in the early '30s, though they didn't begin their true stretch of comedy shorts for RKO until 1944, beginning with "Girls! Girls! Girls!," and not letting up until "Too Many Wives" in 1951. Understandably burnt out on comedies, Granger also ventured into feature-length Westerns later in her career, where she sacrificed a change in genre for smaller roles.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
11% 52% Raintree County Madame Gaubert (uncredited) (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows Over Chinatown Joan Mercer (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Runaround Hotel Desk Clerk/Switchboard Operator (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Western Skies Maybelle (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triple Trouble Mrs. Errol (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 32% One Body Too Many Mona Rutherford (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough on Rents Renter's Wife (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 14% Take a Letter, Darling Switchboard Operator (uncredited) (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady From Cheyenne Myrtle (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 56% When the Daltons Rode Nancy (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Montana Skies Mrs. Millie Potter (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 54% The Ex-Mrs. Bradford Fill-in Receptionist (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alibi Bye Bye Dolly (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fate's Fathead Fanny McGinnis (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jitters the Butler Mrs. McPhinn (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting Fool Nina (Character) - 1932
100% 68% The Dentist Miss Peppitone (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reckless Decision Hortense (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pip From Pittsburg Dot (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dollar Dizzy Woman Who Drops Her Pearls (Character) - 1930

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Carrie Cochran (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Grace (Guest Star) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Unknown (Guest Star) 1954

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