Dorothy  Davenport

Dorothy Davenport

Female 1895 - 1977  (82 years)    Has 4 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Dorothy Davenport 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 13 Mar 1895  Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Oct 1977  Woodland Hills, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I372857  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 

    Father Harry Davenport,   b. 19 Jan 1866, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1949, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Alice,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F147782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wallace Reid,   b. 15 Apr 1891, St. Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1923, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1913 
    Children 
     1. Wallace Reid, Jr.,   b. 18 Jun 1917, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1990  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F147783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • With her background on the stage, Dorothy was in her early teens when she started playing bit parts in films. By the time she was 17, she was a star at Universal and she would meet a young actor-assistant director-gopher-scenario writer named Wallace Reid. Called on to act with her in a film, she was frustrated by his apparent lack of acting ability on the first day, but was smitten by him on the third day of their work together. Dorothy was a horsewoman of distinction who had no regard for a man who couldn't stay in the saddle and when Wallace proved to be an excellent horseman, she was hooked. After a six month job with another film company, Wallace returned to Universal and they married on October 13, 1913. The newlyweds continued to work as he directed and starred with Dorothy in two films a week for the next year. When Wallace left Universal, Dorothy also left films, only to return in 1916 to appear in a handful of films. In 1917, she gave birth to William Wallace Reid and became a full time mother and wife. When Wallace Reid died from morphine addiction in 1923, Dorothy and Bessie Love made 'Human Wreckage (1923)', a film that dealt with the dangers of narcotics. Dorothy would not return to the screen again until she directed and acted in 'The Red Kimono (1925)'. Dorothy would later dabble as a producer and a writer.


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