Dorothy Peterson
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Dorothy Peterson

Dorothy Peterson
Dorothy-Peterson-1928.jpg
Peterson in 1928
Born
Bergetta Peterson

(1897-12-25)December 25, 1897
DiedOctober 3, 1979(1979-10-03) (aged 81)
OccupationActress
Years active1924-1964
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams
(m. 1943; died 1962)

Bergetta "Dorothy" Peterson (December 25, 1897 – October 3, 1979) was an American actress. She began her acting career on Broadway before appearing in more than eighty Hollywood films.

Biography

Dorothy Peterson in Pursuit (1935)

Peterson was born in Hector, Minnesota and of Swedish ancestry. She made her screen debut in Mothers Cry (1930), a domestic drama that required the 29-year-old actress to age nearly three decades in the course of the film.[1]

Mothers Cry instantly typecast Peterson in careworn maternal roles, which she continued to assay for the rest of her career. Most of her subsequent film assignments were supporting roles like Mrs. Hawkins in Treasure Island. In 1942, she briefly replaced Olive Blakeney as Mrs. Aldrich in the comedy series entry Henry Aldrich for President.

Her last screen appearance was as the mother of Shirley Temple in That Hagen Girl (1947). Peterson remained active on the New York TV and theatrical scene until the early 1960s. She appeared in 83 films, and made several television appearances between 1930 and 1964.

She died in New York City, aged 81.

Partial filmography

References

  1. ^ "Dorothy Peterson". Fandango. Retrieved 2018.

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