Dorothy Abbott (Dorothy Abbott)

Dorothy Abbott

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Abbott appeared in many films between the 1940s and 1960s as an extra. In Las Vegas she was a showgirl at the Flamingo Hotel and was known as “the girl with the golden arm”. She also appeared in guest roles on The Ford Television Theatre, Leave It to Beaver, and Dragnet as Sergeant Joe Friday’s girlfriend Ann Baker. When she could not find work as an actress, she modeled and sold real estate.

Depressed about the end of her marriage to police officer and actor Rudy Diaz, Abbott committed suicide in Los Angeles on December 15, 1968, a day before her 48th birthday. Abbott is buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.





1946 The Razor’s Edge Showgirl
1947 Road to Rio Show Girl Uncredited
1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes Maid
1948 Words and Music Showgirl
1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game Dancer
1949 Little Women Schoolgirl
1949 Neptune’s Daughter Model
1949 Red, Hot and Blue The Queen
1949 Angels in Disguise Reception nurse
1949 East Side, West Side Model
1950 Annie Get Your Gun Carriage Woman
1950 Where Danger Lives Nurse Clerk
1951 His Kind of Woman Card player
1951 My Favorite Spy Pretty girl
1952 The Las Vegas Story Waitress
1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick Showgirl
1953 The Caddy Girl in Dressing Room
1953 to 1954 Dragnet Ann Baker 6 episodes
1954 There’s No Business Like Show Business Show Girl Uncredited
1955 It’s a Great Life 1st Dancer Episode: “The Missing Husband”
1955 Love Me or Leave Me Dancer
1955 Rebel Without a Cause Nurse
1956 Pardners Dance hall girl
1956 The Great Man Stewardess
1956 to 1960 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Various roles 4 episodes
1956 to 1961 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet Various roles 11 episodes
1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Girl
1957 The Unholy Wife Waitress
1957 Jet Pilot Girl
1957 Jailhouse Rock Woman in restaurant
1958 South Pacific Nurse in Thanksgiving Show
1958 Rock-A-Bye Baby Secretary
1960 The Apartment Office Worker
1960 Pepe Girl
1962 Sergeants 3 Mrs. Collingwood
1962 That Touch of Mink Stewardess
1963 Leave It to Beaver Various roles 2 episodes
1963 A Gathering of Eagles Mrs. Josten
1963 Palm Springs Weekend Radio Operator
1964 Quick, Before It Melts Miss Feeley
1964 Dear Heart Veronica

More Images

  • Dorothy Abbot Modeling Bathing Suit on Beach Table - Original Caption: Dorothy Abbot models a 1950 bathing suit at Franciscan pool in Hollywood.  Dorothy also appears in Paramount's Western film, <Copper Canyon.>  This photo has her head cocked to the left.

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  • December, 16, 1920
  • USA
  • Kansas City, Missouri


  • December, 15, 1968
  • USA
  • Los Angeles, California


  • Rose Hills Memorial Park
  • Whittier, California
  • USA

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