|Died||April 28, 1998 (aged 83)|
|Alma mater||Brown University (Pembroke College)|
Dorothy Lovett (February 16, 1915 – April 28, 1998) was an American film actress.
Early and personal life
Lovett was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She married director Jack Hively (1910-1995) on December 25, 1941, while he was in the Air Force. Hively worked for RKO studios for a period. Lovett graduated from Pembroke College in Brown University with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology.
Lovett's best-known recurring role is that of Judy Price in Meet Dr. Christian (1939), Remedy for Riches (1940), The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940), Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940) and They Meet Again (1941). She spent almost the whole of her career with RKO studios, debuting in 1939. She was lent to Universal Studios to make The Green Hornet Strikes Again and retired from professional life in 1943 when her RKO contract expired.
Her last film appearance was a small role in 1965's A Patch of Blue.
Lovett's early radio experience came in Providence, where she performed on programs that included a cooking school, a dramatized serial, a shopping service, and a weekly fashion show.
In radio series, Lovett supplied the voices for Toni Sherwood on Rocky Jordan (1945-1947), Meta Bauer/Jan Carter on Guiding Light (1948-1949) and Grace Adam on The Seeking Heart (1953-1955). She also appeared on Dr. Christian, Lux Radio Theatre, Father Knows Best and many other radio programs.
In 1954, Lovett began portraying Grace Adam, a doctor's wife, in The Seeking Heart, a CBS daytime drama.
She died in Sherman Oaks, California.
|1939||Meet Dr. Christian||Judy Price||Theatrical film|
|1940||Remedy for Riches||Judy Price||Theatrical film|
|1940||The Courageous Dr. Christian||Judy Price||Theatrical film|
|1940||Dr. Christian Meets the Women||Judy Price||Theatrical film|
|1940||The Green Hornet Strikes Again!||Frances Grayson/Stella Merja||Theatrical film|
|1941||Lucky Devils||Norma||Theatrical film|
|1941||They Meet Again||Judy Price||Theatrical film|
|1941||Look Who's Laughing||Marge||Theatrical film|
|1942||Call Out the Marines||Mary||Theatrical film|
|1942||Sing Your Worries Away||Carol Brewster||Theatrical film|
|1942||Powder Town||Sally Dean||Theatrical film|
|1943||The Mantrap||Jane Mason||Theatrical film|
|1960||Why Must I Die?||Mrs. Benson||Theatrical film|
|1965||A Patch of Blue||Woman (uncredited)||Theatrical film|
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- "Mingle Bells", St. Petersburg Times, December 15, 1941
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