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Dorothy Lee
Birth: May 23, 1911
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1999
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Actress, Comedian. She appeared alongside the popular comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey in the 1930s. Born Marjorie Elizabeth Millsap in Los Angeles, she started seeking film roles in 1929, after graduating from high school, but ended up in New York working on the stage. At 18, she signed with RKO Pictures and began working with Wheeler & Woolsey; she became so identified with the comedians that she seldom appeared apart from them. She withdrew from the series after producer David O. Selznick tampered with her performance in Girl Crazy; she returned when Selznick's successor Mark Sandrich cast her in two well-received features in 1934. RKO replaced her with Mary Carlisle and then Betty Grable, but she returned in 1935 for two final appearances. In the early 1940s, after Robert Woolsey had died, Bert Wheeler was struggling to re-establish himself as a solo performer, and asked Dorothy Lee to tour with him in vaudeville. She immediately interrupted her private life to help her old friend. Lee was married six times, including briefly to Hollywood gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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  Charles J. Calderini (1905 - 1985)
 
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Prospect Hill Cemetery
Rice (Jo Daviess County)
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 03, 2007
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