Comingore, Dorothy (1913–1971)

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Comingore, Dorothy (1913–1971)

American actress. Name variations: acted under the names Kay Winters and Linda Winters. Born in Los Angeles, California, on August 24, 1913; died in 1971; attended University of California.

Selected films:

Campus Cinderella (1938); Comet over Broadway (1938); Prison Train (1938); Trade Winds (1938); Blondie Meets the Boss (1939); North of the Yukon (1939); Scandal Sheet (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Cafe Hostess (1939); Pioneers of the Frontier (1940); Citizen Kane (1941); The Hairy Ape (1944); Any Number Can Play (1949); The Big Night (1951).

Dorothy Comingore made the transition from stage to screen under the name Linda Winters. She appeared in comedy shorts during the mid-1930s, along with an appearance or two with the Three Stooges and in some low-budget Westerns. Her breakthrough role was in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941), playing Kane's pathetic second wife Kate. Seemingly destined for stardom, Comingore nevertheless faded in a series of supporting roles. Her career ended in 1951, when she was blacklisted in the wake of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings.