Dorothy Dorr (Bathing Beauty)


Dorothy Dorr (sometimes spelled Dore) was born Dorothy Evelyn Wilkinson on October 4, 1897 in St. Louis, Missouri. She moved to California and started her career as a "bathing girl" at Hal Roach's studio. Dorothy worked with Harold Lloyd in the 1924 comedy Girl Shy. She became one of Mack Sennett bathing beauties and appeared in the films Picking Peaches and His New Mamma. In 1925 she starred in the short film Hollywouldn't with Johnny Sinclair. It was her final movie role. Dorothy spent the next ten years working in vaudeville. She eventually returned to her hometown in Missouri. Dorothy died on September 5, 1987 at the age of eighty-nine.