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Dorothy Short

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A pretty brunette ingénue from Philadelphia, Dorothy Short came to Hollywood in 1934 with an MGM contract. That studio, however, wasted her in minor assignments and she was soon a regular in Poverty Row Westerns, of which she did 11, ranging from Tom Tyler's Brothers of the West (1937) to the William Elliott-Tex Ritter vehicle Bullets for Bandits (1942). But Short is perhaps best remembered for playing the hard-luck heroine in the cult phenomenon Reefer Madness (1938), one of 19 films, including short subjects and the serial Captain Midnight (1942), she would do with her husband -- action and comedy star Dave O'Brien -- beginning in 1936. Their 1953 divorce created a flurry of highly imaginative headlines, after which the actress disappeared from show business.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lone Rider Fights Back
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Captain Midnight
  • Joyce
1942
No Score Yet Spooks Run Wild
  • Linda Mason
1941
No Score Yet Pony Post
  • Alice
1940
No Score Yet Daughter of the Tong
  • Marion Morgan
1939
No Score Yet Code of the Cactus
  • Joan
1939
No Score Yet Phantom Rancher
  • Ann Markham
1939
No Score Yet The Singing Cowgirl
  • Nora Pryde
1939
No Score Yet Heart of Arizona
  • Jacqueline Starr
1938
No Score Yet Assassin of Youth
  • Marjorie 'Marge' Barry
1937
No Score Yet Brothers of the West
  • Annie Wade, Ed's Wife
1937
No Score Yet More than a Secretary
  • Ann
1936
No Score Yet Heart of the West
  • Actor
1936
46% Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth)
  • Mary
1936
No Score Yet She Married Her Boss
  • Girl
1935
No Score Yet Call of the Savage
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Savage Fury
  • Actor
1933

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