Dorothy Black (actress)

Dorothy Black (18 September 1899 in Johannesburg, South Africa – 19 February 1985) was a South African-British actress.

Dorothy Black
Born(1899-09-18)18 September 1899
Died19 February 1985(1985-02-19) (aged 85)
NationalitySouth African-British
Years active1913–1973


Educated at St Andrew's School in Johannesburg and also the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

She started her career appearing in Outward Bound, The Farmer's Wife, The Trojan Women and The Constant Nymph. Rep at Birmingham with her first London performance in the Blue Comet at the Royal Court. Other West End plays have included Dear Brutus, Six Characters in Search of an Author and The Brontes.

Black worked with Claudette Colbert, James Mason, Hattie McDaniel, Ned Sparks, Warren William, Edmund Gwenn, Louise Beavers and Alan Hale.

Black appeared in many TV appearances since the early BBC broadcasts at Alexandra Palace.

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