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Dorothy Vaughan

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Cast (feature film)

The Merry Widow (1952) as Attendant
A prince from a small kingdom courts a wealthy widow to keep her money in the country.
A Wonderful Life (1951) as Mrs. Stevens
The Great Caruso (1951) as Housekeeper
The legendary opera singer fights to win his place in society.
The Petty Girl (1950) as Maid
A cheesecake artist tries to get a college professor to pose for him.
Emergency Wedding (1950) as Woman patient
Rider from Tucson (1950) as Mrs. Bridget O'Reilly
In order to make Tug Cardwell (William Phipps) sign over his rich gold claim to them, Avery (Robert Shayne), Gypsy Avery (Veda Ann Borg) and Jackson (Marshall Reed) hire Rankin (Douglas Fowley) to kidnap Tug's sweetheart Jane Whipple (Eliane Riley). Rankin hides Jane and then demands half the mine from the other crooks. Dave Saunders (Tim Holt) and Chito Rafferty (Richard Martin), friends of Tug's, find Jane and taker her to safety. The conspirators then shoot Rankin, capture Tug and force him to take them to his claim. Dave and Chito are close behind.
Square Dance Katy (1950) as Ma O'Connor
Pretty Baby (1950) as
A pair of advertising executives use a woman's child to snag a client.
Chain Gang (1950) as Mrs. Briggs
A reporter gets a job as a prison guard to document inhuman conditions.
Three Husbands (1950) as Maid
Adventure in Baltimore (1949) as Mrs. Warford
A turn-of-the-century socialite joins the women''s suffrage movement.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Dumpy woman
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
Fighting Fools (1949) as Mrs. Higgins
The Bowery Boys help a boxer break up a fight-fixing gang.
Home in San Antone (1949) as Mother Gibson
Manhattan Angel (1949) as Mrs. Cole
Take One False Step (1949) as Leona
Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger.
Song of Idaho (1948) as Sara Mom
The Snake Pit (1948) as Patient
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (1948) as Mrs. Alvin
Tom (Don Castle) and Ann (Elyse Knox) are a down-and-out dance team, and while Don seeks engagements, Ann works as an instructor at a dance academy, with Detective Judd (Regis Toomey) one of the many customers she meets. On a hot summer night Tom, awaken from his sleep, tosses his only pair of shoes out the window to quiet two noisy cats. He goes down to retrieve them and can't find them, but Ann discovers them in front of their door the next morning. A near-by recluse is found murdered in his old shack that same day while Tom finds a wallet filled with old $20 bills. Footprints, bearing an imprint like those on a tap-dancer's shoes, plus Don's new-found wealth combine to make a good circumstantial evidence case for Judd against Tom and he is convicted. On the night before his execution, Ann seeks Judd's help in proving Tom is innocent. He turns up a suspect, Kosloff (Robert Lowell), but an air-tight alibi clears him.
The Lady from Shanghai (1948) as Old woman
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
Luxury Liner (1948) as Stewardess
The daughter of a ship's captain becomes a sea-going cupid.
High Wall (1948) as Harriett
Psychiatry provides the key to proving a veteran flyer innocent of his wife''s murder.
The Bishop's Wife (1948) as Delia
An angel helps set an ambitious bishop on the right track.
Trail to San Antone (1947) as Mrs. Pruitt, "The Commodore"
Gene is out to help a crippled jockey when a wild stallion runs away with the speedy mare he plans for the jockey to ride, so Gene takes off in an airplane to bring them back.
Lured (1947) as
A woman helps the police catch the serial killer who murdered her best friend.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Mrs. Hodges
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Cross My Heart (1947) as Matron
Robin Hood of Texas (1947) as Mrs. O'Brien
When the bank is robbed, Gene and the boys are singing nearby and the Chief arrests them as gang members diverting attention but lets them go thinking they will lead them to the others. Duke Mantel double-crosses the rest of the gang and with the money, accidently heads for the dude ranch where Gene is. The rest of the gang eventually show up to retrieve the money just as Gene and the boys find themselves locked in a building.
The Man I Love (1947) as Lucita
A night-club singer gets involved with a mobster.
The Egg and I (1947) as Maid [Annie]
Newlywed city slickers decide to give country life a try as chicken farmers.
The Bamboo Blonde (1946) as Mom
A nightclub singer inspires a World War II flyer who names his bomber after her.
Adventure (1946) as Mrs. Ludlow
A rough-living sailor has trouble adjusting to domestic life when he marries a librarian.
Up Goes Maisie (1946) as Landlady
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946) as Lady with mop
That Brennan Girl (1946) as Mrs. Reagan
What a Blonde (1945) as Annie
A man defies his jealous wife to open his home to a group of chorus girls.
Ten Cents a Dance (1945) as Mrs. Hanahan
Those Endearing Young Charms (1945) as Matron
A soldier loses his girlfriend to his best buddy.
Casanova Brown (1944) as Cook
A couple on the verge of divorce learns the wife is pregnant.
It Happened Tomorrow (1944) as Woman at boardinghouse
A newspaper editor writes headlines that predict the future.
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) as Kate Leary
Twain moves from Mississippi riverboats to the Gold Rush to literary immortality.
The Town Went Wild (1944) as Nurse [Irma] Reeves
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944) as Mrs. Olsen
Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.
The Mummy's Ghost (1944) as Mrs. Blake
An Egyptian high priest (John Carradine) travels to America to reclaim the bodies of ancient Egyptian princess Ananka and her living guardian mummy Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.). Learning that Ananka^Òs spirit has been reincarnated into another body, he kidnaps a young woman of Egyptian descent with a mysterious resemblance to the princess. However, the high priest^Òs greedy desires cause him to loose control of the mummy...
Sweet and Low-Down (1944) as Mrs. Birch
After their annual free concert at Chicago's Dearborn Settlement, Benny Goodman and his band are packing up to go to their next engagement when a kid steals Goodman's clarinet. Goodman and Popsie pursue him to a tenement flat where he has led them to hear his brother play the trombone. Shenanigans ensue following Goodman's offering the brother a job with the band.
Dancing in Manhattan (1944) as Mrs. Bundy
Doughboys in Ireland (1943) as Mrs. Callahan
Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) as Mrs. Meegan
A gang of tough street kids decide to go straight and get jobs in order to free draft-age men for the war effort. However, because of their past tangles with the law, they can't find anybody who'll hire them. Finally one of them gets a job at the department store where his sister works, but runs afoul of a store executive who is in league with a ring of hijackers.
The Iron Major (1943) as Ma Cavanaugh
In this true story, Frank Cavanaugh proves himself as a football coach and a World War I hero.
Hit the Ice (1943) as Nurse
Flash Fulton (Bud Abbott) and Weejie McCoy (Lou Costello) take pictures of a bank robbery. Lured to the mountain resort hideout of the robbers and accompanied by Dr. Bill Elliott (Patric Knowles) and Peggy Osborn (Elyse Knox), they also meet old friend Johnny Long (Himself) and his band and singer Marcia Manning (Ginny Simms). Dr. Elliott and Peggy are being held in a remote cabin by the robbers, but Weejie rescues them by turning himself into a human snowball that becomes an avalanche that engulfs the crooks.
Moonlight in Vermont (1943) as Mrs. Costello
Vermont farm girl Gwen Harding (Gloria Jean) enrolls in the Devereau School of Music in New York,and makes a singing hit at a school party. She wins the attention of student Richard "Slick" Ellis (Ray Malone)and also the jealousy of Slick's girlfriend Brenda Allenby (Vivian Austin). The school is in bad financial shape and its director, Lionel Devereau (George Dolenz),is in debt. Gwen's singing teacher from Vermont, Lucy Meadows (Fay Helm), arrives at the school and Devereau, thinking she is a job applicant, hires her as his secretary. Gwen has to leave school when her Uncle Rufus (Russell Simpson)is faced with ruin on the farm because of a shortage of help. Gwen returns and her school friends volunteer to go and help in bringing in the harvest. Gwen plans to enter her pet cow Myrtle in the stock show at the Farm Jubilee but Brenda steals and hides the cow.
The Pride of the Yankees (1943) as Landlady
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig faces a crippling disease at the height of his success.
The Adventures of a Rookie (1943) as Hilda
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women's boarding house.
Gals, Incorporated (1943) as Mrs. Jennings
"Gals, Incorporated" is a nightclub sponsored by elderly playboy Cornelius Rensington III (Leon Errol) that features Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, with all the other employees and entertainers being beautiful girls. Molly (Grace McDonald) is president of the corporation and Gwen (Harriet Hillard) is head of the executive staff. Jennifer Rensington (Minna Phillips), Cornelius' sister, threatens to cut off his share of the family income unless he settles down and gets married. The girls persuade the unwilling Molly to pose as Cornelius' wife. The sister arrives with Bill Rensington (David Bacon), Cornelius' son by a former marriage. Molly, while attracted to Bill, has to play out her role and Bill, thinking she has married his father for his money, turns his attention to Gwen, a scheming mercenary. Gwen arranges for Bill to cross the state line with her and get married, but Cornelius and the other girls catch up before the ceremony can be performed. Bill is told the truth about the hoax, and gathers Molly up in his arms.
Men of Texas (1942) as
Gentleman Jim (1942) as Ma Corbett
Fanciful biography of 19th-century boxing champion Jim Corbett.
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) as Maid in hotel
Three young surgeons vie to replace the legendary Dr. Kildare.
Now, Voyager (1942) as
A repressed spinster is transformed by psychiatry and her love for a married man.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) as Spectator at funeral
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
Lady Gangster (1942) as Jenkins
A radio broadcaster tries to reform a gangster's moll who has been sent up the river.
Wings for the Eagle (1942) as Mrs. Shaw
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) as Mrs. O'Leary
The Western hero takes on a ruthless land baron whose henchmen killed his best friend.
Unfinished Business (1941) as
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
One Foot in Heaven (1941) as Mrs. Ehrlich
A minister and his wife cope with the problems of church life in the 20th century.
Go West, Young Lady (1941) as Companion
A sheriff''''s girlfriend tries to unearth the identity of a masked bandit chief.
Nice Girl? (1941) as Woman gossip
A professor''s daughter tries to shed her nice girl image when she falls for one of his business associates.
Mob Town (1941) as Mrs. Flynn
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) as
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
Bad Men of Missouri (1941) as Mrs. Dalton
The Younger Brothers become outlaws to fight off carpetbaggers.
Secret Evidence (1941) as Mother
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Customs officer
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
Three Girls About Town (1941) as Mrs. McDougall
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
Manpower (1941) as Mrs. Boyle
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
Burma Convoy (1941) as Mrs. Hubert
Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by MCA/Universal, because MCA/Universal did not exist in 1941. Universal Pictures Company did, and they were the distributor.
The House Across the Bay (1940) as Prison wife
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
Foreign Correspondent (1940) as Jones's mother
An American reporter covering the war in Europe gets mixed up in the assassination of a Dutch diplomat.
Hot Steel (1940) as Mrs. Morrison
An Angel from Texas (1940) as Mrs. Rogers
A pair of slick Broadway producers con a wealthy cowboy into backing their show.
Diamond Frontier (1940) as Mrs. Willem
The Old Swimmin' Hole (1940) as Mrs. Brown
The Ape (1940) as Mrs. Clifford
A mad doctor dresses as an ape to kill victims for their spinal fluid.
Kitty Foyle (1940) as Charwoman
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks endures scandal and heartbreak when she falls for a high-society boy.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Midwife
The Three Musketeers rescue the king''''s unjustly imprisoned twin.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) as
The future president considers a political career while practicing law.
Within the Law (1939) as Matron
A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.
The Star Maker (1939) as Mrs. Riley
Unexpected Father (1939) as Head nurse
Jimmy Hanley (Dennis O'Keefe) learns that his former dancing partner has been killed, leaving a baby boy Sandy (Sandra Lee Henville as Baby Sandy), so he takes the baby to live with him and his roommate Boris Bebenko (Mischa Auer). Theatre manager Allen Rand (Donald Briggs) threatens to fire Jimmy for neglecting his work, but Jimmy's girlfriend Diana (Shirley Ross) squares things by going to dinner with Rand over Jimmy's objections. Sandy catches measles and the quarantine causes Jimmy and Boris to miss a big audition.
Espionage Agent (1939) as Stout woman
American spies try to steal Nazi secrets from a moving train.
First Love (1939) as Mrs. Clinton's maid
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her snobby cousin Barbara. When the entire family is invited to a major social ball, Barbara sees to it that Connie is forced to stay home. With the aid of her uncle, who acts as her fairy godfather, Connie makes it to the ball and meets her Prince Charming in Ted Drake, her cousin's boyfriend.
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) as Mother
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938) as Mrs. O'Reilly
An orphan searching for her father softens a gangster''''s heart.
Test Pilot (1938) as Fat woman
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938) as Fat woman
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Man-Proof (1938) as Matron
A woman refuses to give up on the man she loves, even after he marries someone else.
Boy Meets Girl (1938) as Nurse
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
Slander House (1938) as Mrs. Horton
Gambling Ship (1938) as Matron
The Chaser (1938) as Woman auto driver
Love trips up an ambulance-chasing lawyer.
Little Orphan Annie (1938) as Mrs. Milligan
Black Legion (1937) as Mrs. Grogan
A disgruntled factory worker is lured into joining a secret society out to terrorize foreigners.
Assassin of Youth (1937) as Mrs. [Mary] Barrie
A high-school girl gets involved with a ring of teenage marijuana smokers and starts down the road to ruin. A reporter poses as a soda jerk to infiltrate the gang of teen dope fiends.
Conquest (1937) as Innkeeper
A Polish countess sacrifices her virtue to Napoleon to save her homeland.
Telephone Operator (1937) as Mrs. Molloy
Michael O'Halloran (1937) as Mrs. Tolliver
Quick Money (1937) as Lyda Tompkins
A small-town mayor fights crooks set on opening a gambling resort.
That Man's Here Again (1937) as Mrs. Mathews
An eccentric plays cupid for an elevator operator and a girl from Australia.
Hoosier Schoolboy (1937) as Miss Hodges
Here's Flash Casey (1937) as Mrs. O'Hara
Slim (1937) as Nurse
Electric linemen compete on the job and in love.
Married Before Breakfast (1937) as Mary, the cook
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
I Married a Doctor (1936) as Nurse
An idealistic city girl moves to the country with her doctor husband.
Times Square Playboy (1936) as Mrs. Calhoun
When he comes to New York for a wedding, an out-of-towner makes trouble for all concerned.
After the Thin Man (1936) as Charlotte
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora''''s cousin of a murder charge.
Love Begins at Twenty (1936) as Evalina Gillingwater
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
Annapolis Farewell (1935) as Chaperone
Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935) as Irish matron

Cast (short)

The Incredible Stranger (1942)
This short film, set in 1893, focuses on a stranger that arrives in a small town and keeps a promise he made to his wife.
Radio Hams (1939)
This short film takes a look at amateur radio operators.
A Criminal Is Born (1938)
This short film tells the story of how a young man starts a crime spree which leads to murder.

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