Dorothy Peterson

Dorothy Peterson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Canyon Passage (1946)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Mr. Skeffington (1944)
  • Birthday: Dec 25, 1897
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Stage actress Dorothy Peterson made her screen debut in 1930's Mothers Cry, a lachrymose domestic drama that required the 29-year-old actress to age nearly three decades in the course of the film. Mothers Cry instantly typecast Peterson in careworn maternal roles, which she continued to essay for the rest of her career. Most of her subsequent film assignments were supporting roles like Mrs. Hawkins in Treasure Island (1934); often as not she received no screen credit, not even for her touching cameo in 1943's Air Force. In 1942, she briefly replaced Olive Blakeney as Mrs. Aldrich in the comedy series entry Henry Aldrich for President. Her last screen appearance was as Shirley Temple's mother in That Hagen Girl (1947). Dorothy Peterson remained active on the New York TV and theatrical scene until the early '60s.

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No Score Yet That Hagen Girl Minta Hagen 1947
No Score Yet Sister Kenny Agnes 1946
100% Canyon Passage Mrs. Dance 1946
91% The Woman in the Window Mrs. Wanley 1944
57% Mr. Skeffington Manby 1944
No Score Yet This Is the Army Mrs. Nelson 1943
80% Air Force Mrs. Chester 1943
No Score Yet The Moon Is Down Mother 1943
83% Saboteur Mrs. Mason 1942
No Score Yet Cheers for Miss Bishop Mrs. Bishop 1941
No Score Yet Lillian Russell Cynthia Leonard 1940
No Score Yet Too Many Husbands Gertrude Houlihan 1940
No Score Yet Two Bright Boys Kathleen O'Donnell 1939
86% Dark Victory Miss Wainwright 1939
No Score Yet Breaking the Ice Annie Decker 1938
No Score Yet Confession Mrs. Koslov 1937
No Score Yet Under Cover of Night Susan 1937
No Score Yet Her Husband Lies Dorothy Powell 1937
No Score Yet 52nd Street Adela Rondell 1937
No Score Yet The Devil Is a Sissy Mrs. Stevens 1936
No Score Yet The Country Doctor Nurse Katherine Kennedy 1936
No Score Yet Reunion Nurse Katherine Kennedy 1936
100% Treasure Island Mrs. Hawkins 1934
No Score Yet As the Earth Turns Mil Shaw 1934
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy Aunt Lily 1934
91% I'm No Angel Thelma 1933
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell Mrs. Smith 1933
No Score Yet Payment Deferred Annie Marble 1932
No Score Yet Cabin in the Cotton Lilly Blake 1932
No Score Yet Night World Edith Blair 1932
No Score Yet So Big Maartje 1932
No Score Yet She Wanted a Millionaire Mrs. Miller 1932
No Score Yet The Beast of the City Mary Fitzpatrick 1932
No Score Yet Forbidden Helen 1932
No Score Yet Emma Mrs. Winthrop 1932
No Score Yet Way Back Home Runaway Rosie 1931
No Score Yet Skyline Rose Breen 1931
No Score Yet Traveling Husbands Martha 1931
No Score Yet Mother's Cry Mary Williams 1930


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