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Vintage Ziegfeld Girl, Showgirl, Dancer, Actress: "Dorothy Mackall"


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Dorothy Mackall ... Vintage  Ziegfeld Girl, Dancer, Showgirl, Actress photo 1

Dorothy Mackaill ...
"Ziegfeld Girl," "Girl With The Naughty Twinkle In Her Eye," "Most Kissable Girl In Hollywood!"

She was born into a dance family and became a dance instructor by age of ten in her father's dancing academy at Hull in England. By 16 she was leading her own group called the 'Joybells' at the Hippodrome no less. Her big break came when she performed in Ziegfelds 'the Midnight Frolic' at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City at the age of 17.

According to the 1930 Census report, Dorothy immigrated to the USA in 1921 after her divorce from Mendes and became a naturalized citizen in 1926, with her mother in tow. Became one of the leading female stars of the "pre-Code" film era with the bulk of her career being in silent films.


Photo 1: Close up photo of Miss Dorothy.



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