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Dorothy Revier (born Doris Velegra; April 18, 1904 – November 19, 1993) was an American actress.
April 18, 1904
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Died||November 19, 1993 (aged 89)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Harry Revier (?–1926)|
William Pelayo (1950–1964)
Born in San Francisco on April 18, 1904, Dorothy Revier was a child of the famous Valerga (her real last name) family of the Bay Area. Antionette, an opera singer at the Genoa Opera House, and her violinist husband Ricardo came to San Francisco in 1849 for the Gold Rush. She had four siblings.
Revier danced with a Russian ballet company on tour, but homesickness brought her back to San Francisco, where she became the featured dancer at Tait's Cafe. She was discovered by a talent agent while working in a cabaret and signed to a film contract by Harry Cohn.
She made her film debut in The Broadway Madonna (1922), and was active throughout the 1920s, playing in The Virgin (1924), The Supreme Test (1923), An Enemy of Men (1925), The Far Cry (1926), Cleopatra (1928), Tanned Legs (1929) and The Iron Mask (1929). After recovering from two broken arms suffered in a 1930 car accident, she played roles in low-budget films for Columbia Pictures. In 1935 she played the role of a saloon girl in Paramount Pictures' second Hopalong Cassidy film, The Eagle's Brood, working alongside William Boyd. In many films she appeared as a vamp, and she later worked as a free-lance performer in Buck Jones westerns such as Lovable Liar (1933). The Cowboy and the Kid (1936) was her final film.
Revier was married to director Harry J. Revier, and to commercial artist William Pelayo. Both marriages ended in divorce.
A resident of West Hollywood, Revier died at the age of 89, at the Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, and was interred at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles area, buried under the simple marker of name and dates, marked with the lone inscription, "Beloved Actress."
- The Wild Party (1923)
- The Sword of Valor (1924)
- Marry in Haste (1924)
- The Virgin (1924)
- The Cowboy and the Flapper (1924)
- The Martyr Sex (1924)
- The Other Kind of Love (1924)
- The Rose of Paris (1924)
- Do It Now (1924)
- An Enemy Of Men (1925)
- The Fate of a Flirt (1925)
- Just a Woman (1925)
- Steppin' Out (1925)
- The Far Cry (1926) - Yvonne Beaudet
- The Better Way (1926)
- Poker Faces (1926)
- When the Wife's Away (1926)
- The False Alarm (1926)
- Poor Girls (1927)
- The Price of Honor (1927)
- Wandering Girls (1927)
- Stolen Pleasures (1927)
- The Clown (1927)
- The Red Dance (1928)
- Submarine (1928)
- Sinner's Parade (1928)
- The Iron Mask (1929)
- The Quitter (1929)
- The Donovan Affair (1929)
- The Dance of Life (1929)
- The Mighty (1929)
- The Way of All Men (1930)
- The Squealer (1930)
- Call of the West (1930)
- Vengeance (1930)
- The Black Camel (1931)
- Anybody's Blonde (1931)
- Night World (1932)
- Beauty Parlor (1932)
- The King Murder (1932)
- No Living Witness (1932)
- The Secrets of Wu Sin (1932)
- Green Eyes (1934)
- Circumstantial Evidence (1935)
- The Lady in Scarlet (1935)
- The Eagle's Brood (1935)
- $20 a Week (1935)
- "Dorothy Revier Dead; Silent-Film Actress, 89". The New York Times. Associated Press. November 25, 1993. p. D 19. Retrieved April 14, 2021 – via ProQuest.
- "The WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1925". Wireless Age: The Radio Magazine. 12 (6): 30–31. 1925. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
- Katchmer, George A. (May 20, 2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 320. ISBN 978-1-4766-0905-8. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
- Brownlow, Kevin (November 27, 1993). "Perfect Beauty from Poverty Row". The Guardian. England, London. p. 30. Retrieved April 14, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- George, Harry (January 25, 1931). "Up From Poverty Row". The Times Dispatch. Virginia, Richmond. p. 33. Retrieved April 14, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
- Fresno, California Bee Republican, "Louella Parsons Column", February 1, 1933, Page 4.
- Oakland, California Tribune, "Mother Wife In Oakland Maid's Bigamy Tangle", February 23, 1923, Page 15.
- Oakland Tribune, "Oakland Girl Screen Star", Sunday, June 10, 1923, Page 12-A.
- Oakland Tribune, "In New Hall of Fame", Thursday evening, November 10, 1935, Page B25.
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