Dorothy Vernon
born: 11 November 1875
Germany
died: 28 October 1970
Granada Hills, California,
United States of America
(heart disease, age 94)
German-born actress who had a long, distinguished career in American films. She had a son, silent comedian Bobby Vernon, before she married actor/director/producer Harry Burns on 27 December 1914 in Santa Barbara, California. Sadly, she lost both her husband and her son within five months of each other in 1939.
Real name: Dorothea Christine Ahrens Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography;
plus 1 film with Babe Hardy; plus 2 films with Charley Chase.

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1922
Dr. Jack
Restaurant hostess
 

1924
Commencement Day
Mickey's mother
 

1924
Cradle Robbers
Angry mother
 

1925
The Big Town
Mickey's mother
 

1925
Dog Days
Mickey's mother
 

1926
Buried Treasure
Gang member mother
 

1926
Telling Whoppers
Toughie's mother
 

1927
The Glorious Fourth
Friend of Joe's mother
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1927
Heebee Jeebies
Wheezer's mother
 

1929
Cat, Dog & Co.
Pedestrian

1930
The Fighting Parson
Stagecoach passenger

1932
Show Business
Landlady

1935
Vagabond Lady
Spear office worker

1939
Captain Fury
Townswoman at dance
 
NON-HAL ROACH FILMS

1919
Jazz And Jailbirds
[unidentified character]
 

1937
The Wrong Miss Wright
Ship passenger in deck chair
 

1940
The Heckler
Tennis spectator

Acknowledgements:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7WD-LNP (marriage to Arthur Desjardins)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/ 61903/1:1:XLXW-D46 (marriage to Jacob Elman aka Harry Burns)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22553-17683-87?cc=1804002 (Bobby Vernon marriage)
Brent Seguine (help with identification)
Jesse Brisson (help and information)
Jack Tillmany (identification in Show Business)

This page was last updated on: 09 October 2018