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Dorothy Gulliver
Full name: Dorothy Kathleen Gulliver
1908 - 1997

A 1928 WAMPAS Baby Star, Dorothy Gulliver was born 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Fred and Nellie Gulliver.

In the late 1920s, she starred in "The Collegians" series of shorts for Universal. She also did some silent oaters and serials with William Desmond, Jack Hoxie and Hoot Gibson. In talkies, she appeared in several 1930s cliffhangers: THE PHANTOM OF THE WEST (Mascot, 1930), THE GALLOPING GHOST (Mascot, 1931), THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE (Mascot, 1932), THE LAST FRONTIER (RKO, 1932), and CUSTER'S LAST STAND (Stage & Screen, 1936). And she was the heroine in a few sound era sagebrushers, starring opposite Rex Lease, Tim McCoy, Jack Hoxie and Bill Elliott.

There were two marriages for Dorothy. September 8, 1926 and October 11, 1932 issues of Variety had news of the marriage and divorce of Dorothy Gulliver and Charles Winchester De Vito. The 1926 article mentions that De Vito was an assistant director for William A. Seiter at Universal. In 1947, she married Jack Proctor and they were together through his death in 1976.

You may want to go to the In Search Of ... page on the Old Corral and then to the California Death Index. There you will find a record for Dorothy Kathleen Gulliver, born 9/6/1908 in Utah, Mother's maiden name of Greenaway, and she passed away in the San Diego, California area on 5/23/1997. Social Security Applications and Claims Index has her listed as Dorothy K. Gulliver Proctor.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Dorothy Gulliver:

YouTube has several of the Collegians shorts starring George J. Lewis and Dorothy Gulliver:

Find A Grave website notes that Gulliver was cremated and ashes scattered:

In the late 1920s, Universal had Dorothy Gulliver and George J. Lewis (billed as George Lewis) starring in the "Collegians" shorts. And about four dozen of these were released in 1926 - 1929. George J. Lewis is best remembered for scores of character and villain roles in B westerns, serials, A grade films, and television.

Above are Dorothy Gilliver and George Lewis in an ad for COLLEGE LOVE (Universal, 1929), the first all-talking "Collegians" short. From a 1929 Universal Weekly (available at the Internet Archive). COLLEGE LOVE was available in both silent and talking versions.

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Above - Kenneth Harlan and Dorothy Gulliver in the early sound oater, UNDER MONTANA SKIES (Tiffany, 1930).

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Above - Rex Lease and pretty Dorothy Gulliver in a romantic interlude from the "Thrill-O-Drama" IN OLD CHEYENNE (Sono-Art/World Wide, 1931). In addition to CHEYENNE, Dorothy appeared opposite Lease in three other films: TROOPERS THREE (Tiffany, 1930), FIGHTING CABALLERO (Superior, 1935) and the serial, CUSTER'S LAST STAND (Stage & Screen, 1936).

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Above is the title lobby card for Chapter 1 of THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE (Mascot, 1932), the first of three serials that John Wayne starred in for Nat Levine at Mascot.

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George W. Merrick and Louis Weiss had Rex Lease as the star of the 15 chapter serial CUSTER'S LAST STAND (Stage & Screen, 1936) which was directed by Elmer Clifton. The players in the insets are: bottom left - Dorothy Gulliver (as 'Red Fawn') and Rex Lease; and on the right are Nancy Caswell and William Farnum.

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