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From Wikipedia

Dot Farley (February 6, 1881 – May 2, 1971) was an American film actress. She appeared in 280 films between 1910 and 1950. Mainly known for her roles in short comedies, prolific with Mack Sennett in the silent days; she was later notable as the Mother-in-law of Edgar Kennedy in most of his series of short films at the RKO studios. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and died in South Pasadena, California.

From Wikipedia

Dot Farley (February 6, 1881 – May 2, 1971) was an American film actress. She appeared in 280 films between 1910 and 1950. Mainly known for her roles in short comedies, prolific with Mack Sennett in the silent days; she was later notable as the Mother-in-law of Edgar Kennedy in most of his series of short films at the RKO studios. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and died in South Pasadena, California.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1881-02-06

Day of Death 1971-05-02

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Dorothea Farley
  • Dorothy Farley
  • Mrs. Farley

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1948 Variety Time as Edgar's Mother-in-Law (from "I'll Build It Myself") (archive footage)
1945 It's Your Move as Florence's Mother
1944 Feather Your Nest as Florence's Mother
1944 San Fernando Valley as Hattie O'Toole
1944 Radio Rampage as Florence's Mother
1944 Prunes and Politics as Mrs. Eloise Farley
1943 Hot Foot as Mother-in-Law
1943 Hold Your Temper as Edgar's Mother-in-Law
1942 Duck Soup as Florence's Mother
1942 Cat People as Mrs. Agnew
1942 Cooks and Crooks as Sally's Mother
1942 Obliging Young Lady as Bird Lover Who Did Paper on Shrikes
1939 $1,000 a Touchdown as Hysterical Woman
1939 I Stole a Million as Bit Part
1939 The Women as Large Woman
1938 Lawless Valley as Anna
1938 Slander House as Mrs. Willis
1938 The Road to Reno as Mrs. Brumleigh (as Dorothy Farley)
1937 Too Many Wives as Mrs. Potts
1937 We Have Our Moments
1937 Love Is News as Woman Wanting Steve's Autograph (uncredited)
1936 Wanted: Jane Turner as Landlady
1936 Dummy Ache as Florence's Mother
1936 Will Power as Mother
1936 Gasoloons as Florence's Mother
1935 False Pretenses as Mrs. Smythe
1935 Diamond Jim
1935 In Love at 40 as Florence's Mother
1935 Edgar Hamlet as Florence's Mother
1935 Brick-a-Brac as Mother
1934 Poisoned Ivory as Florence's Mother
1934 Down to Their Last Yacht as Passenger with Diamond Bracelets (uncredited)
1934 Wrong Direction as Edgar's Mother-in-Law
1934 Love on a Ladder as Florence's Mother
1934 Bridal Bail as Mrs. Jones - June's Mother
1933 Curtain at Eight as Ella - Party Guest
1933 Quiet Please! as Florence's Mother
1933 Good Housewrecking
1933 Lawyer Man as Client Paying $5,000 Fee (uncredited)
1932 Fish Feathers as Florence's Mother
1932 Trapped in Tia Juana as Aunt Emma
1932 While Paris Sleeps as Concierge
1931 The Law of the Tong as Madam Duval
1930 Little Accident as Mrs.Van Dine
1930 Road To Paradise as Lola
1928 His Unlucky Night as Mrs. Trotter
1928 Celebrity as Mother
1928 The Code of the Scarlet as Widow Malone
1928 Lady Be Good
1928 The Garden of Eden as Monte Carlo Telephone Operator (uncredited)
1927 Breakfast at Sunrise as Telephone Operator (uncredited)
1927 His First Flame as Mrs. Benedict
1927 The Shamrock and the Rose as Mrs. Kelly
1927 The Overland Stage as Aunt Viney
1927 The King of Kings as Maidservant of Caiaphas
1926 Golf Widows
1926 The Family Upstairs
1926 Money Talks as Mrs. Chatterton
1926 Matrimony Blues
1926 The Grand Duchess and the Waiter as The Countess Prascovia Avaloff
1926 Memory Lane as Maid
1925 A Woman of the World as Mrs. Bierbauer
1925 The Red Kimona as The Inquisitive One
1925 Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde as Townswoman
1925 Breaking the Ice as The Maid
1924 So Big as Widow Paarlenburg
1924 The Enemy Sex as Ida Summers
1924 The Signal Tower as Cousin Gertie
1924 Picking Peaches as The Customer
1923 The Acquittal as Maid
1921 Bright Eyes as The Ambitious Mother
1920 An Elephant on His Hands
1918 The Poor Rich Cleaners as The Cook
1913 Some Nerve as The Wife
1913 The Gusher as Party Guest (uncredited)
1913 Fatty Joins the Force as Fatty's Sweetheart
1913 Wine as The Woman
1913 Bangville Police as Della's Mother
1913 A Fishy Affair as Neighbor
1913 A Life in the Balance as The Landlord's Wife
1913 On His Wedding Day as The Bride
1913 A Deaf Burglar
1911 The Ranchman's Vengeance as Marie

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