- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : ME
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Endeavor 1
American actress primarily in Westerns and noted family. She is the wife of sining cowboy Tex Ritter and the mother of actor John Ritter.
She attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. As an actress in the 1930s and 1940s, she was billed as Dorothy Fay and made four westerns with Tex Ritter whom she married in 1941. She gave up acting once she married. Seven years after her husband's death in 1974, she moved from Nashville, TN where they had been living to California in 1981. In 1987 she suffered a stroke and moved to a retirement home in 1989.
Her son, John Ritter, met an untimely and sudden death September 11, 2003.
She died two months later, age 88, on November 5th.