Doris Hill

Active - 1926 - 1933  |   Born - Mar 21, 1905   |   Died - Mar 3, 1976   |   Genres - Western, Action, Comedy

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

A vaudeville dancer prior to her screen debut in 1926, Doris Hill made quite an impression opposite Sidney Chaplin in the comedy The Better 'Ole, the second feature film released with a Vitaphone score and sound effects. But Hill was saddled by a contract with FBO, a minor company best known for low-budget Westerns and melodramas, and despite being voted a 1929 WAMPAS Baby Star, she remained in the minor leagues throughout her career. That Hill's first talkie was the disastrous His Glorious Night (1929) in which John Gilbert's declarations of love provoked mirth instead of palpitations, did nothing to change things for the better and she spent the remainder of her career in B-Westerns. Hill's second husband was writer/director Monte Brice who had helmed Casey at the Bat (1927), in which she was one of the Floradora Girls.

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