Dorothy Gibson

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Birthday
17, 1889
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Feb 17, 1946 (56)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1889
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Feb 17, 1946 (56)

About

After becoming famous as a survivor of the 1912 Titanic disaster, Gibson starred in a silent film based on the event and titled Saved From the Titanic. During her one-year-long film acting career, she appeared in a total of twenty-five movies; the only one that survives is a 1912 picture titled A Lucky Holdup. 

Before Fame

One year prior to boarding the Titanic, she made her silent film debut in A Show Girl's Stratagem and went on to play the role of Molly Pitcher in the 1911 movie Hands Across the Sea. During the early 1900s, she also had a prolific career as an artist's model.

Trivia

In the early 1900s, she had a half decade-long affair with Universal Pictures co-founder Jules Brulatour.

Family Life

Born Dorothy Winifred Brown, she grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey and New York, New York as the daughter of John Brown and Pauline Boesen and, after her father's 1892 death, as the stepdaughter of John Leonard Gibson. From 1910 until 1913, she was married to George Henry Battier, Jr.

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In 1912, Gibson and Mary Pickford were the two film actresses who brought in the largest paychecks.