Dorothy Malone

Biography

Date of Birth 30 January 1925, Chicago, Illinois, USA Birth Name Dorothy Eloise Maloney Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Spouse Charles Huston Bell (1971 - 1974) (divorced) Robert Tomarkin (1969 - 1969) (divorced) Jacques Bergerac (June 1959 - December 1964) (divorced) 2 children Trivia Has two daughters, Mimi and Diane, with Jacques Bergerac. Measurements: 35-23-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). Former beauty contest winner before coming to Hollywood. In 1965, while working on "Peyton Place" (1964), she suffered a near-fatal illness that included a pulmonary embolism, blood clots on both lungs, an enlarged heart, and pneumonia. Upon fully recuperating, she returned to the show after being temporarily replaced by Lola Albright. She became embroiled in heavy litigation and a messy divorce action with husband Jacques Bergerac, whom she accused of marrying famous women only to promote his career. Bergerac was previously married to Ginger Rogers. She often complained that her character was not given enough to do in the series, and that Mia Farrow's character was monopolizing the story lines. She was quoted as saying, "I live much more drama and tragedy in my own life than I ever do on Peyton Place!" She was written out of show in 1968 and sued the series' producers. Was one of five children. Two older sisters died very young of complications from polio, and another younger brother was struck and killed by lightning while on a Dallas golf course. When she won the Oscar for Written on the Wind (1956), she dedicated the award to her late brother. She turned blonde for the Young at Heart (1954) and remained that way for the rest of her career. Won the Golden Apple Award as "Most Cooperative Actress" in 1965. The male counterpart went to John Wayne. Ironically, later that year she expressed her extreme dissatisfaction with her limited role on "Peyton Place" (1964). Three years later she was written off the show and sued 20th Century-Fox for $1.6 million for breach of contract. It was settled out of court. Unlike other prominent Hollywood actresses, she didn't have an 'official Italian voice', she was often dubbed by Renata Marini, Rosetta Calavetta and Dhia Cristiani. Lidia Simoneschi, Micaela Giustiniani and Clelia Bernacchi lent their voice to her at some point as well.

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Birth Name

Dorothy Eloise Maloney

Birth Place

Chicago, Illinois, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

1/29/1924

Death Date

1/19/2018
Known For
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The Big Sleep

Acme Book Shop Proprietress

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The Fast and the Furious

Connie Adair

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The Last Sunset

Belle Breckenridge

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Written on the Wind

Marylee Hadley

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Beach Party

Marianne

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The Tarnished Angels

LaVerne Shumann

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The Day Time Ended

Ana Williams

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Artists and Models

Abigail 'Abby' Parker

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Pillars of the Sky

Calla Gaxton

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The Nevadan

Karen Galt

Starring In
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The Fabulous Allan Carr

Self (archive footage)

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The Adventures of Errol Flynn

Diana Barrymore (archive footage)

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Basic Instinct

Hazel Dobkins

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Rest in Pieces

Catherine Boyle

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The Being

Marge Smith

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The Day Time Ended

Ana Williams

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Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff

Mildred

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Winter Kills

Emma Kegan

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Golden Rendezvous

Mrs. Skinner

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Little Ladies of the Night

Maggie

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The November Plan

Dawn Archer

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Fate Is The Hunter

Lisa Bond (uncredited)

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Beach Party

Marianne

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The Last Sunset

Belle Breckenridge

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The Last Voyage

Laurie Henderson

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Warlock (59)

Lily Dollar

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Too Much, Too Soon

Diana Barrymore

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The Tarnished Angels

LaVerne Shumann

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Man of a Thousand Faces

Cleva Creighton Chaney

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Quantez, die tote Stadt

Chaney

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Tip on a Dead Jockey

Phyllis Tredman

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Written on the Wind

Marylee Hadley

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Pillars of the Sky

Calla Gaxton

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Tall Man Riding

Corinna Ordway

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Battle Cry

Mrs. Elaine Yarborough (USO manager in San Diego)

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Sincerely Yours

Linda Curtis

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Five Guns West

Shalee

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Artists and Models

Abigail 'Abby' Parker

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At Gunpoint

Martha Wright

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The Fast and the Furious

Connie Adair

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Young at Heart

Fran Tuttle

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Private Hell 36

Francey Farnham

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The Lone Gun

Charlotte Downing

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Pushover

Ann Stewart

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Loophole

Ruthie Donovan

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Jack Slade

Virginia Maria Dale

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Law and Order

Jeannie

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Scared Stiff

Rosie

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The Killer That Stalked New York

Alice Lorie

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Convicted

Kay Knowland

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The Nevadan

Karen Galt

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Flaxy Martin

Nora Carson

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Konterbande

Deborah Miller

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Colorado Territory aka Vogelfrei

Julie Ann Winslow

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Two Guys from Texas

Joan Winston

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The Big Sleep

Acme Book Shop Proprietress

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Night and Day

Nancy

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Step Lively

Telephone operator (uncredited)

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One Mysterious Night

Eileen Daley (uncredited)

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Hollywood Canteen

Dorothy Malone - Junior Hostess (uncredited)

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Higher and Higher

Bridesmaid (uncredited)

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