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Dot Farley Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Feb 6, 1881
  • Died: May 2, 1971

Actress/playwright Dot Farley launched her film career in 1912 as one of the earliest members of [[Performer~P110811~Mack Sennett~macksennett]]'s Keystone comedy troupe. Though she would leave Keystone after a few years, Farley occasionally returned to the Sennett fold in such roles as Ben Turpin's cross-eyed mother in [[Feature~V110642~A Small Town Idol~asmalltownidol]] (1921). A "regular" in 2-reel comedies, she could also be found in such elaborate features as DeMille's [[Feature~V27430~King of Kings~thekingofkings]] (1927). In the talkie era, Farley was busiest in the short-subject field, usually playing domineering wives and mothers-in-law. From 1931 to 1948, she played Florence Lake's busybody mama in Edgar Kennedy's "Mr. Average Man" 2-reel series at RKO. Dot Farley's feature-film work during this period was usually limited to brief bits in films ranging from Val Lewton's [[Feature~V8596~Cat People~catpeople]] (1942) to Preston Sturges' [[Feature~V21270~Hail the Conquering Hero~hailtheconqueringhero]] (1944). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi