Dorothy Lovett

Dorothy Lovett (February 16, 1915 – April 28, 1998)[1] was an American film actress.

Dorothy Lovett
Born(1915-02-16)February 16, 1915
DiedApril 28, 1998(1998-04-28) (aged 83)
Alma materBrown University (Pembroke College)
Years active1939–1965
Spouse(s)Jack Hively


Early and personal life

Lovett was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She married director Jack Hively (1910-1995) on December 25, 1941, while he was in the Air Force.[2] Hively worked for RKO studios for a period. Lovett graduated from Pembroke College in Brown University with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology.[3]

Film career

Lovett's best-known recurring role is that of Judy Price in Meet Dr. Christian (1939), Remedy for Riches (1940), The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940), Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940) and They Meet Again (1941). She spent almost the whole of her career with RKO studios, debuting in 1939. She was lent to Universal Studios to make The Green Hornet Strikes Again and retired from professional life in 1943 when her RKO contract expired.[4]

Her last film appearance was a small role in 1965's A Patch of Blue.

Radio career

Lovett's early radio experience came in Providence, where she performed on programs that included a cooking school, a dramatized serial, a shopping service, and a weekly fashion show.[3]

In radio series, Lovett supplied the voices for Toni Sherwood on Rocky Jordan (1945-1947),[5] Meta Bauer/Jan Carter on Guiding Light (1948-1949) and Grace Adam on The Seeking Heart (1953-1955).[6] She also appeared on Dr. Christian, Lux Radio Theatre, Father Knows Best and many other radio programs.

TV career

In 1954, Lovett began portraying Grace Adam, a doctor's wife, in The Seeking Heart, a CBS daytime drama.[3]


She died in Sherman Oaks, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1939 Meet Dr. Christian Judy Price Theatrical film
1940 Remedy for Riches Judy Price Theatrical film
1940 The Courageous Dr. Christian Judy Price Theatrical film
1940 Dr. Christian Meets the Women Judy Price Theatrical film
1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again! Frances Grayson/Stella Merja Theatrical film
1941 Lucky Devils Norma Theatrical film
1941 They Meet Again Judy Price Theatrical film
1941 Look Who's Laughing Marge Theatrical film
1942 Call Out the Marines Mary Theatrical film
1942 Sing Your Worries Away Carol Brewster Theatrical film
1942 Powder Town Sally Dean Theatrical film
1943 The Mantrap Jane Mason Theatrical film
1960 Why Must I Die? Mrs. Benson Theatrical film
1965 A Patch of Blue Woman (uncredited) Theatrical film


  1. "Dorothy Lovett". Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  2. "Mingle Bells", St. Petersburg Times, December 15, 1941
  3. "TV Portraits--Dorothy Lovett". The Bedford Daily-Times Mail. Indiana, Bedford. July 3, 1954. p. 12. Retrieved December 7, 2019 via
  4. "Dorothy Lovett biography Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine, New York Times
  5. On the Air: The encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, John Dunning, 1998
  6. The Soap Opera Encyclopedia, Christopher Schemering, 1988
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