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Dorothy Layton

Personal information
Birth nameDorothy Ann Wannenwetsch
Birth dateAugust 13, 1912
Place of birthCincinnati, Ohio,
United States
Date of deathJune 4, 2009(age 96)
Death placeTowson, Maryland,
United States
SpouseHoward Milton Taylor, Jr.

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Dorothy Layton (August 13, 1912 - June 4, 2009) was an American film actress of the early 1930s.

Born as Dorothy Ann Wannenwetsch in Cincinnati, Ohio, Layton was selected as one of the "WAMPAS Baby Stars" for 1932. Layton had a promising acting career and starred in eight films in 1932 and 1933, notably appearing several times with Laurel and Hardy. She appeared in the film "Chickens Come Home" (1931), "The Chimp"(1932), "County Hospital" (1932), and "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1932). The only film she made of any prominence, however, was 1933's Pick-up, co-starring George Raft and Sylvia Sidney. Her career fizzled after that film, and never really took off again. By 1935 she retired altogether from acting. Layton eventually moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she met and married Howard W. Taylor, Jr., a Baltimore businessman. The marriage ended in divorce. The couple had two children. Dorothy Layton died on June 4, 2009, at a retirement home in Towson, Maryland, aged 96.

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