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Guest performer on popular shows

May 31, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Dorothy Green, 88, a television actress who made a career as a guest performer on such popular prime-time series as "My Three Sons," "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Ironside," died May 8 at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes after suffering a heart attack, said her granddaughter, Laurel Green.

She was best known as a dramatic actress who appeared on detective series and westerns such as "Hopalong Cassidy" and "Gunsmoke." She also had guest roles in lighter fare starting with five episodes of "Disneyland" in the late 1950s and moving on to "The Love Boat" 30 years later.

Green dipped into daytime television in 1975 when she played Jennifer Elizabeth Brooks in an episode of "The Young and the Restless."

"Dorothy Green was a journeyman actress," Hollywood publicist Dale Olson said this week. "She was very competent. Dorothy was always working."

Born Dorothy Hufford in Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 1920, she began her acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse.

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