DOROTHY MALONE (born DOROTHY MALONEY; January 30, 1925) is a
retired American actress. Her film career began in 1943, and in her
early years she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a decade
in films, she began to acquire a more glamorous image, particularly
after her performance in
Written on the Wind (1956), for which she won
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood .
* 1 Early life and career * 2 Transformation * 3 Later career * 4 Personal life * 5 Recognition * 6 Filmography * 7 References * 8 External links
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Malone was born Dorothy Maloney on January 30, 1925 in Chicago,
Illinois . When she was a child, her family moved to
I was minoring in drama because I always seemed to be in the plays produced in high school and college. ... I did some scenes with this boy the agent had found and pictures of the scenes were taken of the boy and also of me. A few weeks later a 13-week contract arrived by mail with a six-year option.
Much of Malone's early career was spent in supporting roles in
B-movies, many of them Westerns , although on occasion she played
small but memorable roles, such as the brainy, lusty, bespectacled
bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep (1946) with
By 1956, Malone transformed herself into a platinum blonde and shed
her "good girl" image when she co-starred with
On New Years Day 1956, she appeared with John Ericson in the episode "Mutiny" of CBS 's Appointment with Adventure . She guest-starred on NBC 's 1958–1959 western series, Cimarron City . Dorothy Malone in Peyton Place
During the 1963–1964 season, Malone guest starred on ABC 's circus
drama The Greatest Show on Earth , starring
Dallas producers approached Malone to step into the role of Miss Ellie Ewing when Barbara Bel Geddes vacated the role in 1984. She declined.
Malone married actor
Malone has a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame
YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway Model (uncredited)
1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds Dorothy Co-ed as Dorothy Maloney
1943 Higher and Higher Bridesmaid (uncredited)
1944 Seven Days Ashore Betty - Pianist (uncredited)
1944 Show Business Chorine (uncredited)
1944 Step Lively Telephone operator (uncredited)
1944 Youth Runs Wild Girl in Booth (uncredited)
1944 One Mysterious Night Eileen Daley (uncredited)
1944 Hollywood Canteen Junior Hostess (uncredited)
1945 Too Young to Know Mary
1946 Janie Gets Married Sgt. Spud Lee
1946 Night and Day Nancy
1946 The Big Sleep Acme Book Shop Proprietress
1948 To the Victor Miriam
1948 Two Guys from Texas Joan Winston
1948 One Sunday Afternoon Amy Lind
1949 Flaxy Martin Nora Carson
1949 South of St. Louis Deborah Miller
1949 Colorado Territory Julie Ann Winslow
1950 The Nevadan Karen Galt
1950 Convicted Kay Knowland
1950 The Killer That Stalked New York Alice Lorie
1950 Mrs. O\'Malley and Mr. Malone Lola Gillway
1951 Saddle Legion Dr. Ann F. Rollins
1951 The Bushwackers Cathy Sharpe
1952 Torpedo Alley Lt. Susan Peabody
1953 Scared Stiff Rosie
1953 Law ">
1956 The Loretta Young Show May Hadley Episode: "A Ticket for May"
1957 Man of a Thousand Faces Cleva Creighton Chaney
1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey Phyllis Tredman
The Tarnished Angels
1958 Too Much, Too Soon Diana Barrymore
1958 Cimarron City Nora Arkins Episode: "A Respectable Girl"
1959 Warlock Lily Dollar
1960 The Last Voyage Laurie Henderson
1960 Alcoa Theatre Ann St. Martin Episode: "The Last Flight Out"
1961 The Last Sunset Belle Breckenridge
1961 Route 66 Christina Summers Episode: "Fly Away Home"
1961 Checkmate Lorna Shay Episode: "The Heat of Passion"
1961 The Dick Powell Show Elena Shay Episode: "Open Season"
1961 G.E. True Theater Ellen Rogers Episode: "A Little White Lye"
1962 The Untouchables Kitty Edmonds Episode: "The Floyd Gibbons Story"
G.E. True Theater
Episode: "Somebody Please
1963 Beach Party Marianne
1964 The Greatest Show on Earth Jeannie Gilbert Episode: "Where the Wire Ends"
1964 Fate Is the Hunter Lisa Bond (uncredited)
1964 Arrest and Trial Lois Janeway Episode: "Modus Operandi"
Constance Mackenzie Carson 342 episodes
Golden Apple Award for Most Cooperative Actress (1965)
Photoplay Award for Most Popular Female Star (1965)
Golden Globe Award
1967 Insight Edith Stein Episode: "The Edith Stein Story"
1969 Carnal Circuit Vanessa Brighton
1969 The Pigeon Elaine Hagen (TV movie)
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Ruth McLayne Episode: "Is This Operation Necessary?"
1973 Ironside Agatha Mott Episode: "Confessions: From a Lady of the Night"
1975 The Man Who Would Not Die Paula Stafford
1975 Abduction Mrs. Prescott
1976 Ellery Queen Carol Franklin Episode: "The Adventure of the Electric Engineer"
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man Irene Goodwin Episode: "Part VII: Chapters 10" Episode: "Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12"
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Julia Desmond Episode: "Child of Anger"
1977 Golden Rendezvous Mrs. Skinner
1977 Little Ladies of the Night Maggie (TV movie)
1977 The November Plan Dawn Archer (TV movie)
1977 Murder in Peyton Place Constance MacKenzie (TV movie)
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Mrs. Blain Episode: "The House on Possessed Hill"
1978 High Hopes Mrs. Herzog
1978 Vega$ Mrs. Gardner Episode: "Love, Laugh, and Die"
1978 Flying High Jane Episode: "A Hairy Yak Plays Musical Chairs Eagerly"
1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centrefold Myrte Cutler (TV movie)
1979 The Day Time Ended Ana Williams
1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff Mildred
1979 Winter Kills Emma Kegan
1979 The Greatest Heroes of the Bible Nagar Episode: "Sodom and Gomorrah"
The Littlest Hobo
1980 Condominium Molly Denniver (TV miniseries)
1982 Off Your Rocker Shelley Delaine
1983 The Being Marge Smith
1984 He's Not Your Son Dr. Sullivan (TV movie)
1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation Constance Carson
1987 Rest in Pieces Catherine Boyle
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