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Dorothy Janis


Born - 19 February 1910, Dallas, Texas, USA
Died - 10 March 2010

Petite, pretty, brown-haired Hollywood actress who made only five films before quitting shortly after the coming of sound. She married bandleader Wayne King at 22 and they remained wed for 53 years until his death. She made her debut as a Native American girl in Kit Carson (1928), but her best remembered role came the following year in The Pagan, starring opposite Ramon Novarro and playing a Pacific islander of mixed race. Born Dorothy Jones (she just changed the vowels to make her name sound more exotic), Janis' last film was her only sound venture, Lummox in 1930.