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Actor Dodie Smith

Dodie Smith

  • Birth name:

    Dorothy Gladys Smith

  • Date of Birth:

    24 November 1896 Whitefield, Lancashire, England, UK


Born Dorothy Gladys Smith in Lancashire, England, Dodie Smith was raised in Manchester (her memoir is titled "A Childhood in Manchester"). She was just an infant when her father died, and she grew up fatherless until age 14, when her mother remarried and the family moved to London. There she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and tried for a career as an actress, but with little success. She finally wound up taking a job as a toy buyer for a furniture store to make ends meet. Giving... more


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