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DAHL, Arlene 1928(?)


Full name, Arlene Carol Dahl; born August 11, 1928 (some sources say 1924), in Minneapolis, MN; daughter of Rudolph S. (a Ford motor dealer and executive) and Idelle (maiden name, Swan) Dahl; married Lex Barker (an actor), 1951 (divorced, 1952); married Fernando Lamas (an actor and director), 1954 (divorced, 1960); married Christian R. Holmes III, 1960 (divorced, 1964); married Alexis Lichine, 1965 (divorced, 1969); married Rounsevelle W. Schaum (divorced); married Marc A. Rosen (vice president, Elizabeth Arden Inc.), July 30, 1984; children: (second marriage) Lorenzo Lamas (an actor); (third marriage) Carole Christine; (fourth marriage) Stephen. Education: Attended University of Minnesota, 194344; attended both Minnesota College of Music and Minnesota Business College, both 1944; attended Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1945; studied drama and speech with Dr. C. Lowell Leeds.

Addresses: Contact c/o Dahlmark Productions, P.O. Box 116, Sparkill, NY 10976.

Career: Actress, producer, writer, fashion designer, health and beauty aids designer. Arlene Dahl Enterprises, president, 195267; Woman's World, president, 196772; Kenyon & Eckhart advertising agency, vice president, 196772; Sears Roebuck and Company, director of beauty and health, 197075; Sales and Marketing Executives International, international director, 197275; O.M.A., fashion director, 197578; Dahlia Productions, president and chief executive officer, 197881; Dahlia Parfums, president and chief executive officer, 197580; Scandia Cosmetics, Ltd., president, 197880; Dahlmark Productions, president and chief executive officer, 1981; Lasting Beauty Ltd., president and chairman, 1986. Previously worked as a junior copywriter, model, and lingerie buyer; sang with a group called the 'Hollywood Review'; created the 'Floating Spa' aboard the Queen Elizabeth II luxury liner, 1980; designer of a sleepwear line, including the patented " Dahl " boudoir cap; designer of a complete fashion line for Vogue Patterns called " In Vogue with Arlene Dahl. "

Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (vice chairman of New York special events), Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (board of governors, vice president), Le Comanderie du Bontemps de Medoc, Vesterheim & the NorwegianAmerican Museum, Sons of Norway, Boys Town, Pearl S. Buck Foundation (international director), AmbassadoratLarge for the City of Hope, International Platform Association, American Film Institute, Smithsonian Institute, UNIFEM, NATAS (trustee), Film Society, Edward Grieg Society, Authors Guild, Smithsonian Associates, National Trust for Historical Preservation.

Awards, Honors: Bronze Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame; Bronze Halo, California Motion Picture Council, 1983; Deauville Film Festival tribute, Coup de Chapeau, 1983; French Cinematique tribute, Paris, 1983; Woman of the Year in advertising, 1969; Best Coiffed, 197072; Heads of Fame, 19731983; Mother of the Year, 1979; Today's Woman, 1981; One of the World's Most Elegant Women, 1982; Mother of the Year Award, 1982; Lifetime Achievement Award, WorldFest, 1994; Leadership in the Arts, 1997; Scandinavian Hall of Fame, inductee, 1997.


Stage Appearances:

(Broadway debut) Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston, Century, 1946.

Roxanne, Cyrano de Bergerac, City Center, New York City, 1952.

Margo Channing, Applause, Palace, New York City, 1972.

A Celebration of the Glorious MGM Musicals, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1997.

Made stage debut as Flouncie in a Philip Barry play, Minneapolis, MN, 1938; also appeared in Questionable Ladies, New York City; I Married an Angel, Dallas, TX; Liliom, Phoenix, AZ; The King and I, Boston, MA; One Touch of Venus, Chicago, IL; The Camel Bell, Chicago, IL; A Little Night Music, Chicago, IL; Life with Father, Chicago, IL; Forty Carats, Delta State University; Murder among Friends, Phoenix, AZ.

Major Tours:

Appeared in Roman Candle, Palm Beach, FL, Detroit, MI, Columbus and Warren, OH; Blithe Spirit, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA; Bell, Book, and Candle, NY, ME, Chicago; Marriage Go Round, Detroit, Dallas, Chicago.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Rose Donovan, My Wild Irish Rose, Warner Bros., 1947.

(Uncredited) Girl at Delmonico's, Life with Father, Warner Bros., 1947.

Tillie SmithOliver, The Bride Goes Wild, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1948.

Sallyann Weatharby, A Southern Yankee (also known as My Hero ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1948.

Madelon, The Black Book (originally titled Reign of Terror ), EagleLions Films Inc., 1949.

Gloria Conovan, Scene of the Crime, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1949.

Ann Duverall, Ambush, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1949.

Jen Gort, The Outriders, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1950.

Eileen Percy/Eileen Ruby, Three Little Words, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1950.

Lucia Corlane, Watch the Birdie, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1950.

Lily Douvane, Inside Straight, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1951.

Ellen Sayburn Jessman, No Questions Asked, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1951.

Christine McAllister, Caribbean Gold (also known as Caribbean ), Paramount, 1952.

Morjana, Desert Legion, United Artists, 1953.

Irene Bailey, Here Come the Girls (also known as Champagne for Everybody ), Paramount, 1953.

Nancy Darby, Sangaree (first 3D movie), Paramount, 1953.

Maya, Queen of Nepal, The Diamond Queen, Warner Bros., 1953.

Ena Dacey, Jamaica Run, Paramount, 1953.

Vivian Morrow, Bengal Brigade (also known as Bengal Rifles ), United Artists, 1954.

Carol Talbot, Woman's World (also known as A Woman's World ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1954.

Dorothy Lyons, Slightly Scarlet, RKO, 1956.

Kathy Allen, Wicked As They Come (also known as Portrait in Smoke ), Columbia, 1957.

Sarah Moreton, She Played with Fire (also known as Fortune Is a Woman ), Columbia, 1958.

Mrs. Carla Goetaborg, Journey to the Center of the Earth (also known as Trip to the Center of the Earth ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1959.

Doris Reid, Kisses for My President, Warner Bros., 1964.

Shoura Cassidy, Les poneyettes, FrancoLondon, 1967.

Lareen, The Way to Katmandu (also known as Les chemins de Katmandou and The Road to Katmandu ), FrancoLondon, 1969.

Martha Carden, The Land Raiders (also known as The Day of the Landgrabber ), Columbia, 1970.

Edie Keane, Night of the Warrior, Trimark Pictures, 1991.

Herself, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (also known as Broadway: The Golden Age ), 2003.

Also appeared in The Big Bankroll, SaprogeeFilmarco.

Film Work:

Costume designer, Slightly Scarlet, 1956.

Television Appearances; Series:

Hostess, PepsiCola Theatre (also known as PepsiCola Playhouse ), ABC, 1953.

Hostess, Max Factor Opening Night Theatre (also known as Opening Night ), NBC, 1958.

Arlene Dahl's Beauty Spot (series of 65, fiveminute color spots), ABC, 1965.

Arlene Dahl's Beauty Happening, 1970.

Arlene Dahl's Starscope, TimeLife/HBO, 19791980.

Lucinda Schenck Wilson, One Life to Live, ABC, 19801985.

Arlene Dahl's Lovescope, Hearst/ABC Cable, 19821983.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jessica York, The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn?, ABC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Night of 100 Stars, ABC, 1982.

Herself, Happy 100th Birthday Hollywood, ABC, 1987.

Herself, The Kennedys: Power, Seduction and Hollywood, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Herself, Glorious Technicolor, TCM, 1998.

Intimate Portrait: Susan Lucci, Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1952.

Your Show of Shows, NBC, 1952.

Herself, What's My Line?, CBS, 1954, 1959.

" September Affair, " Lux Video Theatre, NBC, 1954.

Ilsa, " Casablanca, " Lux Video Theatre, NBC, 1955.

Lucy Belle, " That Taylor Affair, " Riverboat, NBC, 1960.

Princess Diana Morgan von Kortzoff, formerly Diana Morganstar, " Who Killed Alex Debbs?, " Burke's Law, ABC, 1963.

Eva Martinelli, " Who Killed Snooky Martinelli?, " Burke's Law, ABC, 1964.

Gloria Cooke, " Who Killed Everybody?, " Burke's Law, ABC, 1964.

Maggie French, " Who Killed Mr. Colby in Ladies' Lingerie?, " Burke's Law, ABC, 1965.

Valerie, " Perilous Times, " Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1965.

Rowan & Martin's LaughIn, NBC, 1968.

" Love and the Teddy Bear, " Love, American Style, ABC, 1971.

Monica Cross, " Ages of Man/Families/Bo 'n' Sam, " The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

Natalie Martin, " She Stole His Heart/Return of the Captain's Brother/Swag and Mag, " The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

Amelia Selby, " Also Rans/Portrait of Solange, " Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

" The Misunderstanding/Love Below Decks/The End Is Near, " The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Virginia Biddle, " Family Ties, " Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1995.

" Sex, Lies and Activewear, " Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1997.

Cynthia Garland, " Eye of the Storm, " Air America, syndicated, 1999.

Also appeared as hostess, Model of the Year, CBS; in Perry Como Show; Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson, NBC; Merv Griffin Show; Mike Douglas Show; Today Show, NBC; Good Morning America, ABC; Jig Saw John, NBC; Night of 100 Stars, ABC.



Always Ask a Man, PrenticeHall, 1965, Muller, 1966.

Your Beautyscope (12 volumes), Simon & Schuster, 1969, revised, 1978.

Arlene Dahl's Secrets of Skin Care, Arlene Dahl Enterprises, 1971.

Arlene Dahl's Secrets of Hair Care, Bantam, 1978.

Beyond Beauty: A Threepart Journey, Simon & Schuster, 1980.

Arlene Dahl's Lovescopes, BobbsMerrill, 1983.

Also wrote " Let's Be Beautiful, " a syndicated beauty column, 195070; " Arlene Dahl's Lucky Stars " column, 198890; " Arlene Dahl's Astrological Forecast, " a syndicated astrological column, c. 1990; contributing editor of magazines, including Girl Talk, Family Circle, Soap Opera Digest, and The Best.