Dorothy Morrison (actress)

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Dorothy Morrison
Born
Dorothy Morrison Green

(1919-01-03) 3 January 1919 (age 100)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1920–1935

Dorothy Morrison Green (born January 3, 1919) billed as Dorothy Morrison is an African-American stage and screen actress who as a child actress appeared in a few Our Gang short subject films during the silent era. She was born to Ernie Morrison Sr. in Los Angeles, California, her older brother, Ernie Morrison, also acted in this film series. Some of her movies are The Champeen , Seein' Things , The Love Bug , Isn't Life Terrible? and Hearts in Dixie . Her last film was a short called Sleepless Hollow in 1936. [1]

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  1. "Dorothy Morrison Green, silent film actress". NBC Los Angeles. December 9, 2011. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
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