Dorothy Gordon (Australian actress)

Dorothy Hetty Fosbery Jenner OBE (1 March 1891 – 24 March 1985), also known as Dorothy Gordon, was an Australian actress, journalist, and radio broadcaster. She worked as an actress in Hollywood, played the lead in the Australian film Hills of Hate (1926) and did art direction on For the Term of His Natural Life (1927). She is best known for her long career as a columnist and radio commentator under the name Andrea. She was a POW in Hong Kong during World War II.[1][2]

Andrea Place, in the Canberra suburb of Bonython, is named in her honour.[3]

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  1. ^ Christina Twomey, Australia's Forgotten Prisoners: Civilians Interned by the Japanese in World War Two (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  2. ^ Griffen-Foley, Bridget, 'Jenner, Dorothy Hetty Fosbury (Andrea) (1891–1985)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University accessed 11 January 2012
  3. ^ "Australian Capital Territory National Memorials Ordinance 1928 Determination — Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977–2011), p.3". Trove. 31 August 1988. Retrieved 16 February 2020.

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