Dorothy Burgess

Dorothy Burgess

Film + Stage Actress
Born Mar 4, 1907

Dorothy Burgess was a stage and motion picture actress from Los Angeles, California.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Burgess.


1907 Birth Born on March 4, 1907.


1926 19 Years Old Burgess made her stage debut in a walk-on role in support of her mother's sister, Bainter. She first came to light as a specialty dancer in The Music Box Revue. Burgess played a 17-year-old in the comedy, The Adorable Liar, which was staged at the 49th Street Theater in August 1926. … Read More


1928 21 Years Old Her knowledge of the stage was proficient and she combined this with ample charm and attractiveness. Burgess was co-featured in a stock company managed by George Cukor and George Kondolf at the Lyceum Theatre in Rochester, New York, during the summer of 1928. … Read More
1929 22 Years Old In May 1929 two large lamps mounted on a tripod toppled over on a sound stage where Burgess was working at the Fox Movietone Studio. … Read More
1931 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Burgess depicted a Mexican girl in The Broken Wing, a Paul Dickerson romantic comedy, staged at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles, in July 1931. … Read More
1932 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Burgess became engaged to movie director, Clarence Brown, in 1932. … Read More
1933 26 Years Old Burgess was sued by Italo Manfredi and his wife, Marie, in January 1933. … Read More


1961 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 1961, Dorothy Burgess was brought to the hospital from her home in Palm Springs, California.
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