Malone, Dorothy (1925–)

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Malone, Dorothy (1925–)

American actress. Born Dorothy Eloise Maloney, Jan 30, 1925, in Chicago, IL; attended Southern Methodist University; m. actor Jacques Bergerac, 1959 (div. 1964); m. Robert Tomarkin, 1969 (div. 1969); m. Charles Huston Bell, 1971 (div. 1974); children: (1st m.) Mimi and Diane.

Signed by RKO, played several small roles under Dorothy Maloney before moving to Warner Bros. (1945) and changing name to Malone; played leading lady roles for the next decade, developing into a fine dramatic actress; films include The Big Sleep (1946), Torpedo Alley (1953), Pushover (1954), Young at Heart (1954), Battle Cry (1955), Artists and Models (1955), Pillars of the Sky (1956), Tension at Table Rock (1956), Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957), The Tarnished Angels (1958), Too Much Too Soon (1958), Fate Is the Hunter (1964) and Winter Kills (1979); had a long run on hit tv series "Peyton Place" (1964–69). Won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Written on the Wind (1956).

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