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Dorothy Walters


April 17, 1934, New York City, New York, United States

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Dorothy Walters (1877 – April 17, 1934) was an actress of the Broadway stage and Hollywood silent motion pictures. She was born in Houston, Texas and began her stage career as a whistler. She tenured for fifteen years in vaudeville before getting her first dramatic role in Paris By Night. This was the play which Stanford White was watching on the roof of Madison Square Garden when he was shot multiple times and murdered by Harry K. Thaw, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania coal and railroad scion. The date was June 25, 1906. (This event is featured in Ragtime (novel) and Ragtime (film)).


Miss Walters was most noted for her character roles in theater. A memorable one came in Dinner at Eight (play), playing the part of the cook. Also she played in The Warrior's Husband and Mr. Gilhooly (1930), among others. Dorothy created the role of the mother in Irene (musical), which she performed for eighty-five weeks. As an actress she supported such famous luminaries as Ethel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, and Minnie Maddern Fiske.

Silent Screen Performer

As a motion picture performer Walters career lasted seven years from 1918 until 1925. Her first film is The Woman Who Gave (1918). Her other screen credits include Children Not Wanted and The Veiled Marriage, both 1920, and The Confidence Man (1924) and A Kiss For Cinderella (1925).


Dorothy Walters died in 1934 at her residence, 236 West Seventieth Street, New York, New York. She succumbed from bronchial pneumonia. Her funeral was conducted by Crowley's Funeral Parlor, 597 Lexington Avenue, New York. The actress was 56.

Partial filmography

  • The Woman Who Gave (1918)
  • Away Goes Prudence (1920)
  • Pied Piper Malone (1924)
  • The Confidence Man (1924)
  • The Street of Forgotten Men (1925)
  • A Kiss for Cinderella (1926)
  • References

    Dorothy Walters Wikipedia