Dorothy Hetty Fosbury GORDON
Also known as: née Gordon, Andrea (pen name), Dorothy McEwen, Dorothy Hetty Fosbury Jenner
Born: 1 March 1891
Died: 24 March 1985Special Achievements:
1916-1926 - First Australian stuntwoman.
1968 - Awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE).Additional Information:
1920-1922 - Film actress in The Chorus Girl’s Romance (1920), The Sheik (1921), Blood and Sand (1922), Clarence (1922).
1923 - Production assistant, The Ten Commandments.
1926 - Lead role, Hills of Hate.
1927 - Art director, For the Term of His Natural Life.
Weekly columnist, Sydney Sun, using the pen name “Andrea”.
January 1942-October 1945 - Interned in the Stanley prisoner of war camp, Hong Kong.
1950 - Began writing for the Daily Telegraph.
1953 - Began writing for Truth and Daily Mirror.
late 1950s - Joined radio station 2UE to host a morning show with Tom Jacobs.
early 1960s - Joined radio station 2GB, pioneered talk-back radio.
1970 - Hosted a national morning program on the ABC.
1975 - Her memoir Darlings I've had a Ball! published.
In the Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: First in Their Field exhibition (Not Just a Pretty Face section), "Dorothy Gardner" is attributed as "first stuntwoman". However, research indicates that the surname Gardner is incorrect.
Image - Dorothy Gordon and Gordon Collingridge
Description: Hills of Hate: Dorothy Gordon (Ellen Ridgeway) being lovingly held by Gordon Collingridge (Jim Blake). They are standing next a tree with their horses behind them. Date: 26 November 1926 Source: Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (http://colsearch.nfsa.gov.au/nfsa/search/display/display.w3p;adv=yes;page=0;query=Title%3A%22hills%20of%20hate%22%20Media%3A%22DOCUMENTATION%22%20Online%3Atrue;rec=2;resCount=10) Author : Credits Cast: Dorothy Gordon, Gordon Collingridge; Cinematographer/Director of photography: Arthur Higgins; Director: Raymond Longford Production company: Australasian Films
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Gordon, Dorothy. “The Australian Stunt Woman.” Adam and Eve (1 August 1927): 9.
Image - Dorothy Gordon c.1922 by Melbourne Spurr, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Description: Dorothy Gordon c. 1922. Melbourne Spurr gelatin silver photograph on paper 22.8 x 18.7 cm (image); 24.5 x 19.6 cm (sheet). National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Date: 1922 Source: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Author: Melbourne Spurr
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