By Carolyn Lowrey
The First One Hundred Noted Men and Women of the Screen (1920)
Born September 22, 1893
Died April 13, 1972(aged 78)
Scarsdale, New York
Occupation Actress Years active 1910-1924 Spouse Lew Cody (? - 1915)
Arthur Hammerstein (1924 - October 12, 1955)
Dorothy Dalton (September 22, 1893 – April 13, 1972) was an American silent film actress and stage personality who worked her way from a stock company to a movie career. Beginning in 1910, Dalton was a player in stock companies in Chicago and Holyoke, Massachusetts. She joined the Keith-Albee-Orpheum Corporation vaudeville circuits. By 1914 she was in Hollywood.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dalton made her movie debut in 1914 in Pierre of the Plains, co-starring Edgar Selwyn, followed by the lead role in Across the Pacific that same year. In 1915, she appeared with William S. Hart in The Disciple. This production came before she left Triangle Film Corporation and was signed to Thomas Harper Ince Studios. Ince's company was operative from 1919 until his death in 1924. With Ince, she played in The Price Mark and Love Letters, both co-starring William Conklin. Dalton also performed with Rudolph Valentino in Moran of the Lady Letty (1922), and with H.B. Warner in The Flame of the Yukon (1917) and The Vagabond Prince (1916).
Personal life and death
Dalton was first married to actor Lew Cody. The couple divorced in 1915. She then married theatrical producer Arthur Hammerstein in 1924. He was the uncle of Oscar Hammerstein II, the lyricist and the son of Oscar Hammerstein I. After her second marriage, Dalton acted infrequently. Arthur Hammerstein died in 1955.
Year Title Role Notes 1914 Pierre of the Plains Jen Galbraith Across the Pacific Elsie Escott 1915 The Disciple Mary Houston 1916 The Three Musketeers Queen Anne Alternative title: D'Artagnan The Raiders Dorothy Haldeman Civilization's Child Ellen McManus The Captive God Tecolote The Jungle Child Ollante Alternative title: The Barbarian The Vagabond Prince Lola "Fluffy" A Gamble in Souls Freda Maxey The Female of the Species Gloria Marley Alternative title: The Vampire 1917 The Weaker Sex Ruth Tilden Chicken Casey Chicken Casey/Mavis Marberry Alternative title: Waifs Back of the Man Ellen Horton The Dark Road Cleo Morrison Alternative title: The Road to Honour Wild Winship's Widow Catherine Winship The Flame of the Yukon Ethel Evans/The Flame Ten of Diamonds Neva Blaine The Price Mark Paula Lee Love Letters Eileen Rodney 1918 Flare-Up Sal Flare-Up Sal Love Me Maida Madison Unfaithful Helen Karge Tyrant Fear Allaine Grandet The Mating of Marcella Marcella Duranzo The Kaiser's Shadow Paula Harris Alternative title: The Triple Cross Green Eyes Shirley Hunter Vive la France! Genevieve Bouchette Dorothy Dalton in a Liberty Loan Appeal Red Cross nurse Quicksand Mary Bowen Alternative title: Quicksands 1919 The Market of Souls Helen Armes Hard Boiled Corinne Melrose Extravagance Helen Douglas The Homebreaker Mary Marbury The Lady of Red Butte Faro Fan Alternative title: The Lady of Red Brute Other Men's Wives Cynthia Brock Apache Natalie "La Bourget" Bourget/Helen Armstrong Alternative title: L'Apache His Wife's Friend Lady Miriam Grimwood 1920 Black Is White Margaret Brood/Yvonne Strakosch The Dark Mirror Priscilla Maine/Nora O'Moore Guilty of Love Thelma Miller Half an Hour Lady Lillian Garson A Romantic Adventuress Alice Vanni 1921 The Idol of the North Colette Brissac Behind Masks Jeanne Mesurier Alternative titles: In Men's Eyes
Jeanne of the Marshes
Fool's Paradise Poll Patchouli 1922 Moran of the Lady Letty Moran Letty Sternersen The Crimson Challenge Tharon Last The Woman Who Walked Alone The Honorable Iris Champneys The Siren Call Charlotte Woods, a dancer On the High Seas Leone Deveraux 1923 Dark Secrets Ruth Rutherford Fog Bound Gale Brenon Law of the Lawless Sahande 1924 The Moral Sinner Leah Kleschna The Lone Wolf Lucy Shannon
- ^ "Milestones". Time. 1924-05-24. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,727838,00.html. Retrieved 2009-03-16.
- ^ Willis, John A. (1973). John Willis' Theatre World. Crown Publishers. pp. 265. ISBN 0-517-50096-5.
- Dorothy Dalton at the Internet Broadway Database
- Dorothy Dalton at the Internet Movie Database
- Photographs and literature
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