Dorothy Davenport
Actor, film director
Dorothy Davenport
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 - over 5 years
He is the grandson of Joyce Sralik and Dorothy Davenport, both of Wilkes-Barre. The bride, escorted by her father, chose her twin sister, Kelly Smith, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were her sisters, Sarah and Rebecca Smith; sister of the groom,
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'Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story' - LA Canyon News
Google News - over 5 years
Dorothy Davenport, his wife and a beautiful star in her own right, remained faithfully by his side while he wrestled with the demons that threatened to take his life. The author makes such a magnificent and successful effort at tackling the life of one
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HOME VIDEO; Women's Work In the Silent Era
NYTimes - over 16 years
New VHS and DVD editions of ''This Is Spinal Tap,'' Rob Reiner's 1984 parody of a rock documentary, were released on Tuesday, but some of the better entertainment issued this week can be found in two new series from the silent era: ''First Ladies: Early Women Filmmakers 1915-25'' from Kino and ''Equal Time: The Women of Cinema'' from Milestone Good
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WEDDINGS; Monica Azare, David Davenport
NYTimes - over 16 years
Monica Faye Azare, a daughter of Dorothy Davenport of Abbeville, La., and Calvin Azare of Lafayette, La., is to be married today to David Glen Davenport, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Davenport of New York. The Rev. E. James Guidry, a Baptist minister, is to perform the ceremony in the chapel at Vermilionville, a Cajun and Creole living history
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MOVIE GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy movies and film series playing this weekend in New York City. * denotes a highly recommended film or series. Ratings and running times are in parentheses. An index of reviews of films opening today appears on page 12. Now Playing * ''AS GOOD AS IT GETS,'' starring Jack
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Bringing Up Baby in a Don't-Touch-That World
NYTimes - about 20 years
ON a recent rainy Friday, Alyzza Oser, 33, a real estate broker and lawyer with a cheerful, easy manner, was waiting for the babyproofer to arrive at her spacious duplex apartment on West 54th Street. Samantha, her pretty 9-month-old daughter, who has active little hands and a raging curiosity, was sitting in the living room, playing with her
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Davenport
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1977
    Age 81
    Died on October 12, 1977.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1924
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She then produced The Red Kimona (1925) about white slavery. On screen she opens the film in 'silent' narration or prologue. The details of the latter film were so realistic that Davenport was successfully sued. She would later direct Linda (1929), Sucker Money (1933), Road to Ruin (1934), and The Woman Condemned (1934) and worked as a producer, writer, and dialogue director. Among her last credits are co-author of the screenplay for Footsteps in the Fog (1955), and as dialogue director for The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) with Ginger Rogers.
  • 1923
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She is interred with her husband in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.
  • 1916
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details While filming on location in Oregon for The Valley of the Giants (1919), Wallace Reid was injured in a train wreck. As a remedy for the pain from this injury, studio doctors administered large doses of morphine to Reid to which he became addicted. Reid's health slowly grew worse over the next few years, and he died of the addiction in 1923. After Reid's death, Davenport and Thomas Ince co-produced the film Human Wreckage (1923) with James Kirkwood, Sr., Bessie Love and Lucille Ricksen, a film that dealt with the dangers of narcotics addiction.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1913
    Age 17
    They married on October 13, 1913.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1895
    Born
    Born on March 13, 1895.
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