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Dorothy Allen (born 1896, Houston, Texas; died September 30, 1970; New York City)[1][2] was an American actress principally active in the 1920s.

Allen landed her first roles in 1918 and acted in several Poverty Row films through 1925. Among her biggest roles were in the 1920 film Over the Hill to the Poorhouse and as Miranda Means in 1924's The Hoosier Schoolmaster.[3]


  • Three Green Eyes (1919)
  • Over the Hill to the Poorhouse (1920)
  • Beyond Price (1921)
  • Dynamite Allen (1921)
  • Power Within (1921)
  • The Broken Silence (1922)
  • Free Air (1922)
  • If Winter Comes (1923)
  • The Hoosier Schoolmaster (1924)
  • Second Youth (1924)
  • Youth for Sale (1924)
  • School for Wives (1925)


  1. ^ Obituary, New York Times (subscription required)
  2. ^ Obituary, Variety, October 7, 1970.
  3. ^ Dorothy Allen at Allmovie


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