Dorothy Dorr ~ Bathing Beauty

Dorothy Dorr

Dorothy Dorr was a silent film actress and the mother of child star Walter Wilkinson

She was born Dorothy Alita Dorr on October 12, 1897 in Kansas City, Missouri. Dorothy was the only child of Mary and Charles Dorr, a contractor. When she was nineteen she married Charles Judge Wilkinson. Their son, Walter, was born in December 1916. Soon after, the family moved to Los Angeles, California. Dorothy made her film debut in the drama The Three Musketeers from 1921. Then she was chosen to be a “bathing maid” at Hal Roach’s studio. She starred with Harold Lloyd in Girl Shy and with Zasu Pitts in Legend Of Hollywood. Dorothy became one of Mack Sennett’s bathing beauties in 1924. She had bit parts in the Sennett films Picking Peaches and His New Mamma (she was often credited as Dorothy Dore).

Dorothy Dorr

Her last film role as in the 1925 film Hollywouldn’t. Meanwhile, her son, Walter Wilkinson, became a successful child actor. He appeared in more than two dozen films, including The Magic Garden and Honor Among Men. In 1929, Dorothy danced in the musical revue Broadway in Los Angeles. She spent the next several years performing in vaudeville. In 1940, she divorced and retired from show business. She worked as a laundry supervisor and lived with her mother in Los Angeles. Dorothy died on February 1, 1962 at the age of sixty-four.

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