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Also Known As: Thais Dickerson Died: April 10, 1945
Born: August 13, 1917 Cause of Death: fire in her home
Birth Place: Pocatello, Idaho, USA Profession: actor

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Veteran cinematographer Billy Dickson has worked on some of network television's most successful shows, including the quirky legal series "Ally McBeal" and ensemble drama "One Tree Hill." Dickson began his career as a director of photography in 1976 on the low-budget action flick "Zebra Force." He continued to work consistently and extensively in television for the next two decades. He often worked on TV movies, including the sci-fi spin-off "Babylon 5: The Gathering" in 1993 and the swapped-identity thriller "As Good as Dead" in 1995, before moving on to series work with 10 episodes of the steamy cop series "The Big Easy" in 1996. A year later he began to work on"Ally McBeal," which would be among the most successful and consistent projects of his career. Dickson worked as cinematographer on over 100 episodes (resulting in two Emmy nominations) and even directed a few himself. In 2003 he began working on "One Tree Hill," again splitting duties as D.P. and director. Taking on an even greater creative role, Dickson launched the sci-fi Web series "IQ-145," which he created, directed, edited, and shot.

Veteran cinematographer Billy Dickson has worked on some of network television's most successful shows, including the quirky legal series "Ally McBeal" and ensemble drama "One Tree Hill." Dickson began his career as a director of photography in 1976 on the low-budget action flick "Zebra Force." He continued to work consistently and extensively in television for the next two decades. He often worked on TV movies, including the sci-fi spin-off "Babylon 5: The Gathering" in 1993 and the swapped-identity thriller "As Good as Dead" in 1995, before moving on to series work with 10 episodes of the steamy cop series "The Big Easy" in 1996. A year later he began to work on"Ally McBeal," which would be among the most successful and consistent projects of his career. Dickson worked as cinematographer on over 100 episodes (resulting in two Emmy nominations) and even directed a few himself. In 2003 he began working on "One Tree Hill," again splitting duties as D.P. and director. Taking on an even greater creative role, Dickson launched the sci-fi Web series "IQ-145," which he created, directed, edited, and shot.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rationing (1944) Miss McCue
2.
 Lady of Burlesque (1943) Dolly [Baxter]
3.
 The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943) Mrs. Keppler/Evelyn Fenton Cartwright
4.
 Power of the Press (1943) Edwina Stephens
5.
 Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942) Cleo Arden
6.
 Mercy Island (1941) Leslie Ramsey
7.
 The Big Boss (1941) Sue Peters
8.
 This Thing Called Love (1941) Florence Bertrand
9.
 King of the Lumberjacks (1940) Tina
10.
 Tear Gas Squad (1940) Jerry Sullivan
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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

Dickson began touring with stock companies when she was 12 and made her debut in 1937's "The Won't Forget," which launched Lana Turner. Dickson was a contract player for Warner Bros. appearing in several minor roles. Said to be a combination of Bette Davis in acting style and Carole Lombard in looks, she had a very promising career ahead of her. Married to make up artist Perc Westmore for 2 years, she was also married to director Ralph Murphy and to former middleweight boxer William Fitzgerald at the time of her death.

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