Dorothy Davenport

Dorothy Davenport

Actor + Film Director
Born Mar 13, 1895

Dorothy Davenport was an American actress, screenwriter, film director, and producer who appeared in silent film for Biograph Studios under the direction of D.W. Griffith.

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  • Davenport, Smith Wilkes Barre Times Leader
    Google News - Jun 12, 2011
  • 'wally: The True Wallace Reid Story' La Canyon News
    Google News - Jun 11, 2011
  • Home Video; Women's Work In The Silent Era
    NYTimes - Sep 15, 2000
  • Weddings; Monica Azare, David Davenport
    NYTimes - Sep 03, 2000


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


1895 Birth Born on March 13, 1895.


1913 18 Years Old They married on October 13, 1913.


1916 21 Years Old Davenport and Reid continued to work together as he directed and starred with her in two films per week for the next year. When Wallace left Universal, Dorothy also left films, only to return in 1916 to appear in a small number of movies. … Read More
1923 28 Years Old She and husband Wallace Reid had two children. She was married to him until his death on 18 January 1923. She never remarried. Dorothy Davenport died at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in 1977 in Woodland Hills, California. … Read More
1924 29 Years Old Davenport took Human Wreckage on a roadshow engagement, followed up with another "social conscience" picture about excessive mother-love called Broken Laws in 1924, again billed as "Mrs. Wallace Reid" to capitalize on her husband's notorious death. … Read More


1977 83 Years Old Died on October 12, 1977.
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