Dorothy Dunbar
Dorothy Dunbar
Dorothy Dunbar Lawson was a American actress and socialite, who appeared in silent movies in the 1920s. Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she appeared on the Broadway stage as a child in The School Girl (1904). In 1924, Dunbar went to Hollywood, where she starred in several motion pictures, including her role as the heroine in The Amateur Gentleman opposite Richard Barthelmess, which attracted considerable attention for her.
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UT assistant coach cited in pedestrian accident - Toledo Blade
Google News - over 5 years
... with nonlife-threatening injuries to Toledo Hospital, police said. Authorities said Mr. Mitmesser was jogging on Kenwood Boulevard at Douglas and ran into the intersection on a red light. He was hit by a northbound car driven by Dorothy Dunbar, 75,
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Poet bares all to Kindle - Dumfries and Galloway Standard
Google News - almost 6 years
A member of the Makar Poets, Michael was awarded the Dorothy Dunbar Poetry Award in 2008 from the Scottish Association of Writers and has been widely published in the literary press. He has also read at poetry venues throughout Scotland and his first
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Editorial Observer; Feminists: More to Talk About Than Shoes and Lipstick
NYTimes - over 14 years
We keep arguing about lipstick. The 70's feminists think young women today wear too much of it and not enough ''Down With Patriarchy'' pins. Young feminists insist they have a right to equal pay, gender bending and use of their Barbie lunchboxes as makeup bags. This generation gap has been the way to talk about the women's rights movement for the
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Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, 89, A Writer on Women's Issues
NYTimes - about 31 years
Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, a journalist and early writer on women's issues, died of pneumonia Friday in a retirement settlement in Pennsylvania. She was 89 years old and lived in Manhattan most of her professional life. In 1934, Mrs. Bromley published the book ''Birth Control, Its Use and Misuse.'' The book, which grew out of visits to maternity
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1992
    Age 89
    Died in 1992.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1937
    Age 34
    Dunbar asked that her marriage to French husband Costa be annulled because he was "temperamental and cold." In December 1937, she sued family members of her former husband, Wells, seeking $270,000 in trusts from his estate, because she said they had misrepresented certain papers they gave her to sign after his death.
    More Details Hide Details They told her, she said, the documents were to make certain the trusts were held for her, but she learned later the papers were actually waivers of her interest in the trusts. After marrying Lawson, her seventh husband, Dunbar went by the name Dorothy Wells Lawson. She played bridge and golf, and won some trophies. She died at age ninety in Seattle, Washington. Her memorial service was private by family.
  • 1936
    Age 33
    She later styled herself as Dorothy Dunbar Wells. In 1936, she completed a book of poetry, but had not found enough nerve to send it to a publisher.
    More Details Hide Details She had long decided movies were behind her.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1927
    Age 24
    Dunbar left the movies upon marrying her second husband, wealthy Minneapolis society man Thomas Bucklin Wells, II, who apparently acted in one movie himself, Ain't Love Funny? released in 1927 by Film Booking Offices of America (FBO).
    More Details Hide Details She is said to have had seven husbands, including theatrical producer Maurice (divorced); Thomas Wells (married October 1926-his death); South American millionaire Jaime De Garson (divorced 1931); boxer/actor Max Baer (married July 8, 1931-divorced 1933); portrait painter Tino Costa (married 1936 -annulled 1937); and Russell Lawson. She and Lawson had two sons, Richard and Russell. When Dunbar was preparing to divorce Tommy Wells, she received a cable from him to come to Paris, where he was dying. She rushed to his bedside in the French capital and forgave him. He died in her arms, having succumbed to drug addiction. She received a $2,500 monthly income from his estate. She divorced De Garson, whom she married in London, to marry Baer.
    She was also the fourth actress who played Jane, starring in the 1927 version of the Tarzan story, Tarzan and the Golden Lion, opposite James Pierce, who played the title role.
    More Details Hide Details Also in the cast was Boris Karloff, who played a native named Owaza.
  • 1924
    Age 21
    In 1924, Dunbar went to Hollywood, where she starred in several motion pictures, including her role as the heroine in The Amateur Gentleman (1926) opposite Richard Barthelmess, which attracted considerable attention for her.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1902
    Born
    Born in 1902.
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