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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 BOX OFFICE 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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