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Dorothy Peterson



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl
  • Minta Hagen
1947
No Score Yet Sister Kenny
  • Agnes
1946
100% Canyon Passage
  • Mrs. Dance
1946
95% The Woman in the Window
  • Mrs. Wanley
1944
50% Mr. Skeffington
  • Manby
1944
No Score Yet This Is the Army
  • Mrs. Nelson
1943
88% Air Force
  • Mrs. Chester
1943
No Score Yet The Moon Is Down
  • Mother
1943
81% 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 The Devil Is a Sissy
  • Mrs. Stevens
1936
No Score Yet 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
90% 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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