Dorothy Phillips (Dorothy Gwendolyn Strible)

Dorothy Phillips

Dorothy Phillips (October 30, 1889 – March 1, 1980) was an American stage and film actress. Born Dorothy Gwendolyn Strible in Baltimore, Phillips began her career as a stage actress. She made her film debut in 1911, and appeared in over 150 films during her career. For a while she was nicknamed “Kid Nazimova” for her ability to imitate Alla Nazimova. Dorothy Phillips’ career slowed after 1927, and she mainly appeared in uncredited bit roles for the rest of her career. Dorothy Phillips married to actor/director/producer Allen Holubar. They were known as two of the screen’s most prominent players, her the star, he the director/producer. Dorothy was well known in Hollywood as one of the most warm-hearted, approachable stars in the business. After the advent of sound, Dorothy’s career gradually faded and she could be seen in a handful of films as an extra. Although a major star in her time and one of the best loved of that era, her passing was barely mentioned, other than in local papers. Phillips appeared in 56 films. Dorothy Phillips was married to actor-director Allen Holubar for eleven years until his death in 1923 from pneumonia at the age of 35. Phillips, herself, would also die of pneumonia in the year 1980, at the age of 90. She is buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Dorothy Phillips has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 6358 Hollywood Blvd..

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  • October, 30, 1889
  • USA
  • Baltimore, Maryland


  • March, 01, 1980
  • USA
  • Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death

  • pneumonia


  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  • Hollywood, California
  • USA

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