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Dorothy Granger

Highest Rated:   100% The Paleface (1948)
Lowest Rated:   11% Raintree County (1957)
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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
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 The Woman of the Town
  • Belle
1944
No Score Yet Knickerbocker Holiday
  • Barmaid
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
75% 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
88% 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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