American actress, born in Ohio. It is the sister of the more famous Lilian Gish. They worked together in several films, such as the two huerfanitas (1922) or in hearts of the world (1928), where Dorothy played the more impetuous part. It was a great actress in theatre and cinema, where gave him ever protagonist roles, as in the film which her sister Lillian Remodeling your husband in 1920, or Madame Pompadour (1927), directed most of the time was the supporting actress. In 1933, he returned to the theatre.
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