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Dorothea Sally Eilers (December 11, 1908 – January 5, 1978) was an American actress.

She made her film debut in 1927 in The Red Mill, directed by Roscoe Arbuckle. After several minor roles as an extra, in 1927-1928 she found work with Mack Sennett as one of his "flaming youth" comedians in several comedy short subjects, along with Carole Lombard, who had been a school friend. In 1928, she was voted as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars, a yearly list of young actresses selected by publicity people in the film business, with selection based on the actresses' having "shown the most promise during the past 12 months."

Eilers was a popular figure in early-1930s Hollywood, known for her high spirits and vivacity. Her films were mostly comedies and crime melodramas such as Quick Millions (1931) with Spencer Tracy and George Raft. By the end of the decade, her popularity had waned, and her subsequent film appearances were few. She made her final film appearance in Stage to Tucson (1950).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dorothea Sally Eilers (December 11, 1908 – January 5, 1978) was an American actress.

She made her film debut in 1927 in The Red Mill, directed by Roscoe Arbuckle. After several minor roles as an extra, in 1927-1928 she found work with Mack Sennett as one of his "flaming youth" comedians in several comedy short subjects, along with Carole Lombard, who had been a school friend. In 1928, she was voted as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars, a yearly list of young actresses selected by publicity people in the film business, with selection based on the actresses' having "shown the most promise during the past 12 months."

Eilers was a popular figure in early-1930s Hollywood, known for her high spirits and vivacity. Her films were mostly comedies and crime melodramas such as Quick Millions (1931) with Spencer Tracy and George Raft. By the end of the decade, her popularity had waned, and her subsequent film appearances were few. She made her final film appearance in Stage to Tucson (1950).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 67

Birthday 1908-12-11

Day of Death 1978-01-05

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Dorothea Sally Eilers

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1950 Stage to Tucson as Annie Benson
1948 Coroner Creek as Della Harms
1945 Strange Illusion as Virginia Cartwright
1944 A Wave, a WAC and a Marine as Margaret Ames
1943 First Aid as Red Cross Worker
1941 I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island as Claire Martel
1939 Full Confession as Molly Sullivan
1939 They Made Her a Spy as Irene Eaton a.k.a. Margaret Brennan
1938 Tarnished Angel as Carol Vinson
1938 Condemned Women as Linda Wilson
1938 The Nurse from Brooklyn as Elizabeth Thomas
1938 Everybody's Doing It as Penny Wilton
1937 Lady Behave! as Paula Kendall
1937 Danger Patrol as Cathy Street
1937 We Have Our Moments as Mary Smith
1936 Talk of the Devil as Ann Marlow
1936 Without Orders as Kay Armstrong
1936 Florida Special as Jerry Quinn
1936 Strike Me Pink as Claribel Higg
1935 Remember Last Night? as Bette Huling - His Wife
1935 Starlit Days at the Lido
1935 Pursuit as Maxine Bush
1935 Alias Mary Dow as Sally Gates
1935 Carnival as Daisy
1934 I Spy as Thelma Coldwater
1934 She Made Her Bed as Laura Gordon
1934 Three on a Honeymoon as Joan Foster
1933 Made on Broadway as Mona
1933 Central Airport as Jill Collins
1933 Sailor's Luck as Sally Brent
1933 State Fair as Emily Joyce
1932 Hat Check Girl as Gerry Marsh
1932 Disorderly Conduct as Phyllis Crawford
1932 Dance Team as Poppy Kirk
1931 Over the Hill as Isabel Potter as an Adult
1931 Bad Girl as Dorothy Haley
1931 A Holy Terror as Jerry Foster
1931 Charlie Chan in The Black Camel as Julie O'Neil
1931 Quick Millions as Daisy De Lisle
1931 Clearing the Range as Mary Lou Moran
1931 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath as Virginia Embrey
1931 Reducing as Joyce Rochay
1930 Doughboys as Mary
1930 Let Us Be Gay as Diane
1930 Roaring Ranch
1930 She Couldn't Say No
1929 Show of Shows as Performer in 'Ladies of the Ensemble' Number
1929 The Long, Long Trail as June
1929 Sailor's Holiday as Molly Jones
1929 Broadway Babies as Navarre King
1929 Matchmaking Mamma as Sally McNitt
1929 Trial Marriage
1929 Weary River as Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
1928 The Campus Vamp as Sally
1928 Fashion News
1928 Dry Martini as Lucille Grosvenor
1928 The Campus Carmen
1928 The Good-Bye Kiss as Sally
1928 Fazil as Harem Girl
1928 Broadway Daddies as Chorus Girl
1928 The Crowd as Party Girl at Bert's Place (uncredited)
1927 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans as Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
1927 Slightly Used as Grace Martin
1927 Paid to Love as Excited Girl Tourist (uncredited)
1927 The Cradle Snatchers as Flapper Girlfriend
1927 The Red Mill as Skater (uncredited)

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