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Dorothy Malone

Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 01/30/1925 († 92, 01/19/2018) | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mary Dorothy Maloney (January 29, 1924 – January 19, 2018) was an American actress. Her film career began in 1943, and, in her early years, she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a decade, she began to acquire a more glamorous image, particularly after her role in Written on the Wind (1956), for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her film career reached its peak by the beginning of the 1960s, and she achieved later success with her television role as Constance MacKenzie on Peyton Place from (1964–68). Less active in her later years, Malone's last screen appearance was in Basic Instinct in 1992. Malone died on January 19, 2018. She had been one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. ()
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Dorothy Malone was an American actress. Malone's film career began in the mid 1940s, 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 the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her film career reached its peak by the beginning of the 1960s, and she achieved later success with her television role of Constance MacKenzie on Peyton Place from 1964 to 1968. Less active in her later years, Malone returned to film in 1992 as the friend of Sharon Stone's character in Basic Instinct. Malone was born Dorothy Eloise Maloney in Chicago, Illinois. The family moved to Dallas, Texas, where she worked as a child model and began acting in school plays at Ursuline Convent and Highland Park High School. While performing at Southern Methodist University, she was spotted by a talent agent for RKO and was signed to a studio contract, making her film debut in 1943 in The Falcon and the Co-Eds. Much of Malone's early career was spent in supporting roles in B movies, many of them Westerns, although on occasion she had the opportunity to play small but memorable roles, such as that of a brainy, lusty, bespectacled bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep (1946) with Humphrey Bogart, and the love interest of Dean Martin in the musical-comedy Artists and Models (1955). By 1956, Malone had transformed herself into a platinum blonde and shed her good girl image when she co-starred with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, and Robert Stack in director Douglas Sirk's melodrama Written on the Wind. Her portrayal of the dipso-nymphomaniac daughter of a Texas oil baron won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. As a result she was offered more substantial roles in Too Much, Too Soon, where she portrayed Diana Barrymore, Man of a Thousand Faces (with James Cagney), and Warlock (with Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark). Additional screen credits include The Tarnished Angels (in which she reunited with former co-stars Hudson and Stack and director Sirk), The Last Voyage (with Stack), and The Last Sunset (with Hudson). In the 1963-1964 season, Malone guest starred on Jack Palance's ABC circus drama The Greatest Show on Earth. Thereafter, she became a household name when she accepted the lead role of Constance MacKenzie on the ABC primetime serial Peyton Place, on which she starred from 1964 through to 1968. (There was, however, a brief stretch where she was absent because of surgery, and the announcement was made on the air that Lola Albright was filling in until the return of Dorothy Malone. Dorothy Malone's character could not be written off the show then.) She had a featured role in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). Her last screen appearance came as a mother Convicted of murdering her family in Basic Instinct (1992), appearing with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. Malone was married and divorced three times. From her first marriage to actor Jacques Bergerac she had two daughters, Mimi and Diane. Her star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 1718 Vine. Malone, in retirement, was known to be living in Dallas, Texas in 2009.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Western | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Dorothy Malone

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Dorothy Malone as Actress(71)

as Constance Carson2012 Lauras Stern und die Traummonster
as Diana Barrymore (archive footage)2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn
as Hazel Dobkins1992 Basic Instinct
as Aunt Catherine1987 Rest in Pieces
as Dr. Sullivan1984 He's Not Your Son
as Marge Smith1983 The Being
as Ana Williams1980 The Day Time Ended
as Emma Kegan1979 Winter Kills
as Myrtle Cutler1978 Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold
as Constance MacKenzie1977 Murder in Peyton Place
as Dawn Archer1977 The November Plan
as Mrs. Skinner1977 Golden Rendezvous
as Paula Stafford1975 The Man Who Would Not Die
as Mrs. Prescott1975 Abduction
as Elaine Hagen1969 The Pigeon
as Vanessa Brighton1969 Carnal Circuit
as Lisa Bond (uncredited)1964 Fate Is the Hunter
as Marianne1963 Beach Party
as Belle Breckenridge1961 The Last Sunset
as Laurie Henderson1960 The Last Voyage
as Lily Dollar1959 Warlock
as Diana Barrymore1958 Too Much, Too Soon
as Chaney1957 Quantez
as Cleva Creighton Chaney1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
as Phyllis Tredman1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey
as LaVerne Shumann1957 The Tarnished Angels
as Lorna Miller1956 Tension at Table Rock
as Marylee Hadley1956 Written on the Wind
as Calla Gaxton1956 Pillars of the Sky
as Abigail 'Abby' Parker1955 Artists and Models
as Connie Adair1955 The Fast and the Furious
as Shalee1955 Five Guns West
as Linda Curtis1955 Sincerely Yours
as Mrs Elaine Yarborough1955 Battle Cry
as Bob Dennis1955 At Gunpoint
as Corinna Ordway1955 Tall Man Riding
as Charlotte Downing1954 The Lone Gun
as Francey Farnham1954 Private Hell 36
as Donna Weeks1954 Security Risk
as Fran Tuttle1954 Young at Heart
as Ann Stewart1954 Pushover
as Ruthie Donovan1954 Loophole
as Virginia Maria Dale1953 Jack Slade
as Rosie1953 Scared Stiff
as Jeannie1953 Law and Order
as Susan Peabody1953 Torpedo Alley
as Cathy Sharpe1952 The Bushwhackers
as Dr. Ann F. Rollins1951 Saddle Legion
as Kay Knowland1950 Convicted
as Karen Galt1950 The Nevadan
as Lola Gillway1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
as Julie Ann Winslow1949 Colorado Territory
as Deborah Miller1949 South of St. Louis
as Nora Carson1949 Flaxy Martin
as Joan Winston1948 Two Guys from Texas
as Miriam1948 To the Victor
as Amy Lind1948 One Sunday Afternoon
as Acme Bookstore Proprietress1946 The Big Sleep
as Nancy1946 Night and Day
as Sgt. Spud Lee1946 Janie Gets Married
as Mary1945 Too Young to Know
as Martha Mercer1945 Frontier Days
as Eileen Daley (uncredited)1944 One Mysterious Night
as Chorine1944 Show Business
as Betty1944 Seven Days Ashore
as Junior Hostess (uncredited)1944 Hollywood Canteen

TV Shows/Series with Dorothy Malone as Actress(18)


Full Name: Dorothy Malone
Born: Friday, 01/30 1925 (January) in Chicago
Died: Friday, 01/19 2018 (January) in Dallas (aged: 92)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Educated at: Southern Methodist University
Employer: Warner Bros.
Spouses (current/former): Jacques Bergerac, Robert Tomarkin, Charles Huston Bell
Dorothy Malone frequently works together with these people:
Ed Nelson (10x, Actor)
Julie Adams (10x, Actress)
Leslie Nielsen (8x, Actor)
Anne Francis (8x, Actress)
Michael Parks (8x, Actor)
Lloyd Bochner (8x, Actor)
Charles Aidman (8x, Actor)
David Wayne (8x, Actor)
John Newland (8x, Crew)
Bess Flowers (6x, Actress)
Roger Corman (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9217, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/09/2020