Dorothy Kathleen Gulliver (September 6, 1908 – May 23, 1997) was an American silent film actress, and one of the few to make a successful transition when films began using sound.
Dorothy Kathleen Gulliver
September 6, 1908
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Died||May 23, 1997 (aged 88)|
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gulliver, she was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1908 and was raised as a Mormon. From childhood, she wanted to be an actress. After she won the Miss Salt Lake City beauty contest in 1924 a scout for Paramount sought to have her go to Hollywood, but her mother opposed that plan. In June 1925, she won a beauty contest sponsored by Universal, with her awards including a six-month contract with Universal at a salary of $50 per week.
Gulliver's early work at Universal included two short films and two serials, The Winking Idol (1926) and Strings of Steel (1926). She was named as a 1928 WAMPAS Baby Star. Gulliver was part of The Collegians silent series of the late 1920s, and did some silent serials with William Desmond, Jack Hoxie, and Hoot Gibson. With the beginning of sound films, she became a popular heroine in 1930s "cliffhangers", including The Galloping Ghost, Phantom of the West, The Shadow of the Eagle, The Last Frontier, and the 1936 Custer's Last Stand. Her costars were often Rex Lease, Tim McCoy, Jack Hoxie, and Wild Bill Elliott.
|1926||The Winking Idol||Lost Film|
|Strings of Steel|
|The Shoot 'Em Up Kid||Short|
|1927||The Rambling Ranger||Ruth Buxley|
|A Dog of the Regiment||Marie von Waldorf||Lost Film|
|One Glorious Scrap||Joan Curtis|
|The Shield of Honor||Gwen O'Day|
|1928||Honeymoon Flats||Lila Garland|
|Good Morning, Judge||Ruth Grey|
|The Wild West Show||Ruth Henson|
|Clearing the Trail||Ellen||Lost film|
|1929||The Lariat Kid||Hagerty's Niece|
|College Love||Dorothy Mae|
|Night Parade||Doris O'Connell|
|Painted Faces||Babe Barnes|
|1930||Troopers Three||Dorothy Clark|
|Under Montana Skies||Mary|
|1931||The Phantom of the West||Mona Cortez|
|In Old Cheyenne||Helen Sutter|
|The Galloping Ghost||Barbara Courtland||Serial|
|The Fighting Marshal||Alice Wheeler|
|1932||The Shadow of the Eagle||Jean Gregory|
|The Honor of the Press||June Bonner|
|The Last Frontier||Betty Halliday|
|Outlaw Justice||June Taggart|
|1933||Revenge at Monte Carlo||Diane|
|King Kong||New York Theatergoer||Uncredited|
|1934||The Pecos Dandy|
|Stand Up and Cheer!||Stenographer||Uncredited|
|1936||Custer's Last Stand||Red Fwan|
|1938||In Early Arizona||Alice Weldon|
|1939||North of Shanghai||Sue|
|Lone Star Pioneers||Virginia Crittenden|
|1941||Appointment for Love||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|Borrowed Hero||Snack Stand Clerk||Uncredited|
|1942||A Tragedy at Midnight||Miss Tindall||Uncredited|
|The Traitor Within||Trucker's Wife||Uncredited|
|1944||Sweethearts of the U.S.A.||Defense Plant Worker|
|1957||Official Detective||Mrs. Samka||Episode: " Armor Attack"|
|1976||Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood||Old Woman on Bus||Cameo Appearance, (final film role)|
- "(untitled brief)". The Salt Lake Telegram. June 12, 1925. p. 2. Retrieved July 6, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- Mayer, Geoff (February 9, 2017). Encyclopedia of American Film Serials. McFarland. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-7864-7762-3. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
- "Miss Dorothy Gulliver Wins Telegram Film Contest Honor". The Salt Lake Telegram. June 12, 1925. p. 2. Retrieved July 6, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- Lamparski, p. 67.
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