Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 28

Gender Female

Birthday 1915-06-29

Day of Death 1963-06-04

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Also Known As

  • Mrs. Dave O'Brien

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dorothy Short (1915 - 1963) was an American film actress mainly in low-budget westerns and serials in the 1930s and 1940s.

A native of Philadelphia, she married actor Dave O'Brien in 1936, the same year they appeared together in the low-budget exploitation cheapie Reefer Madness, which in modern times has become a well-known cult film. She also appeared in another anti-marijuana film Assassin of Youth in 1937.

She often appeared alongside her husband in various 'B' pictures and the Pete Smith series of comedy shorts, in which O'Brien played the lead on many occasions during the 1940s. After their divorce in 1954, Short retired from film acting, and died nine years later at age 47.

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Starring In

Acting (28)

  • 1938 Tell Your Children
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.