Dorothy is buried in Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, New York City.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions in motion pictures at 6385 Hollywood Blvd.
She was married to James Rennie from December 26, 1920 to October 11, 1935. The marriage ended in divorce.
When talkies came along, she moved to England and turned her attenion to the stage.
Her sister is actress Lillian Gish.
Her height was 5' 2".
Dorothy: One producer told me of an experience he had when he was showing a picture of the French Revolution. He overheard one girl say to another that she did not want to be educated about the French revolution and that she was fed up until the love scenes came along. The little servant girl and the little shop-girl of America want see pictures where 'Lady Mary' comes majestically into a room full of servants with disdain and has a tray full of bath salts brought to her in her magnificent bathroom so she may select that which pleases her for the day.
Dorothy: I wanted to be a tragedienne. I only wanted sad parts. When mother read the press notices when I was on the road, saying I was a 'comedienne', the tears rolled down my cheeks. I thought comedians had to have black on their faces or red beards.