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by Angus McBeangelatin silver print, 1938NPG P1701
by Angus McBeanbromide print, 1938NPG P918
by Unknown photographerbromide postcard print, 1920sNPG Ax160426
by Foulsham & Banfieldbromide postcard print, 1920sNPG x138251
by Dorothy Wildinggelatin silver print, 1920sNPG x194491
by Dorothy Wildinggelatin silver print, 1920sNPG x194492
by Bassano Ltdwhole-plate glass negative, 30 September 1921NPG x158862
by Bassano Ltdwhole-plate glass negative, 30 September 1921NPG x158863
by Florence Vandammgelatin silver print, circa 1921NPG x194490
by Bassano Ltdbromide print, 1921NPG x83049
by Sasha (Alexander Stewart)bromide print, 26 March 1928NPG x28336
by Dorothy Wildingbromide print, 1930sNPG x14996
by Janet Jevonshand-coloured bromide postcard print, circa 1930NPG x198102
Dorothy Dickson; Dorothy Hyson
by Dorothy Wildingvintage bromide proof print, 1933NPG x46507
by Dorothy Wildingchlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1935NPG x13460
Dorothy Dickson; Sir Charles Blake Cochran
by Keystone Press Agency Ltdbromide print, 17 June 1939NPG x76566
by Cecil Beatonbromide print on white card mount, 1944NPG x14059
Dorothy Dickson as Helen of Troy
by Cecil Beatonbromide print on white card mount, 1944NPG x14060
by Anthony Buckleymodern bromide print from original negative, 1954NPG x76099
by Alfred Cheney Johnstonvintage print, circa 1966NPG x194256
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12 September 2017, 11:52
Dorothy Schofield Dickson (1893-1995) dancer, singer, stage and screen actress was born in Kansas City, Missouri on 26 July 1893. Her parents were Chicago journalist, William Bradford Dickson (1860-) and Clara M Barrett (1863-1946), both became members of the Christian Science movement.
In 1914 Dorothy Dickson dropped out of Madame Young's Chicago finishing school to form a dancing and marital partnership with Carl Constantine Hyson Jr (1887-1966). They performed throughout the US, before Dorothy joined the Ziegfeld Follies in 1917. The couple divorced in 1936. They had one daughter, actress Dorothy Wardell Hyson (1914-1996).
Coming to Britain first in 1921 Dorothy Dickson found great success with her version of the Jerome Kern song, "Look For The Silver Lining" in the 1921 production of "Sally". She had a 73 year friendship with Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the Queen Mother) from 1922 until her death in London, 26 September 1995 aged 102.
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