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Dorothy Malone ACTOR


Dorothy Malone was born on January 30th, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois with the birth name Dorothy Eloise Maloney.  She was born into a family of five children, but lost two older sisters due to complications from polio and later on in life her brother was struck by lighting on a golf course in Dallas and passed away.  She was raised in Dallas, Texas and  she began her career working as a model and entering beauty contests. 
When Malone was performing at Southern Methodist University she was seen by a talent scout with RKO productions and was offered a contract.  Malone then became involved in the film industry in the mid 40's making her film debut on, "The Falcon" followed by "Co-Eds" (both 1943).  For a while she was mostly cast in 'B' rated films and then began to gain respect in the industry and was offered a number of more substantial roles on such films as, "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Artists and Models" (1955) and  "Written on the Wind" (1956) for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. 
As she entered into the mid 50's she decided to change her image and color her hair platinum blonde to get rid of her 'good girl' image.  This change helped her gain more prominent roles such as in, "Too Much, Too Soon" (1958), "Warlock" (1959) starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn, "The Tarnished Angels" (1957) and "The Last Sunset" (1961).  
Alongside a successful film career she also made a number of television appearances such as on, "Appointment with Adventure" (1963-1964), "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1964-1968), and "Peyton Place" (1964-1968).
Malone's final screen appearance was portraying a mother who was convicted of murdering her family in, "Basic Instinct" (1992). 
Malone married three times throughout her life.  First to Jacques Bergerac from 1959 through 1964 and they had two children together, Mimi and Diane.  Dorothy then married Robert Tomarkin from April 1969 only through till August 1969 when the marriage was annulled.  Her third and final time to marry was to Charles Huston Bell from 1971 through 1974.  She has not married again and is currently retired and living in Dallas, Texas. 

She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  


1992 Basic Instinct 
1987 Rest in Pieces 
1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation 
1984 He's Not Your Son 
1983 The Being 
1982 Matt Houston
1982 Off Your Rocker 
1980 The Day Time Ended 
1980 Condominium 
1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible
1979 Winter Kills
1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold 
1978 Vega$
1978 Flying High 
1978 High Hopes 
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 
1977 Golden Rendezvous 
1977 Murder in Peyton Place 
1977 The November Plan 
1977 Little Ladies of the Night 
1976 The Streets of San Francisco
1976 Police Woman
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man
1976 Ellery Queen
1975 Abduction
1975 The Man Who Would Not Die
1973 Ironside
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
1969 The Pigeon 
1969 Femmine insaziabili
1964-1968 Peyton Place 
1967 Insight
1964 Fate Is the Hunter
1964 Arrest and Trial
1964 The Greatest Show on Earth
1963 Beach Party 
1962 The Untouchables
1955-1962 G.E. True Theater
1962 Dr. Kildare
1961 The Dick Powell Theatre
1961 Death Valley Days
1961 Checkmate
1961 The Last Sunset 
1961 Route 66
1960 The Last Voyage 
1960 Alcoa Theatre 
1959 Warlock 
1958 Cimarron City
1958 Too Much, Too Soon 
1957 The Tarnished Angels
1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey 
1957 Man of a Thousand Faces 
1957 Quantez
1956 Written on the Wind
1956 Pillars of the Sky 
1956 Tension at Table Rock 
1956 The Loretta Young Show
1956 Appointment with Adventure
1955 At Gunpoint
1955 Artists and Models 
1955 Sincerely Yours 
1955 Tall Man Riding
1955 Five Guns West 
1955 The Fast and the Furious 
1954-1955 Fireside Theatre
1955 Battle Cry
1954 Young at Heart 
1954 Private Hell 36
1954 Security Risk 
1954 Pushover 
1954 The Lone Gun
1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse 
1954 Loophole
1953 Omnibus 
1953 Jack Slade 
1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater
1953 The Doctor
1953 Law and Order 
1953 Scared Stiff 
1952 Torpedo Alley 
1951 Kraft Theatre
1951 The Bushwhackers 
1951 Saddle Legion
1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone 
1950 The Killer That Stalked New York 
1950 Convicted
1950 The Nevadan 
1949 Colorado Territory 
1949 South of St. Louis 
1949 Flaxy Martin
1948 One Sunday Afternoon 
1948 Two Guys from Texas 
1948 To the Victor 
1946 The Big Sleep 
1946 Night and Day 
1946 Janie Gets Married 
1945 Too Young to Know
1945 Frontier Days
1944 One Mysterious Night
1944 Youth Runs Wild
1944 Step Lively
1944 Show Business
1944 Seven Days Ashore
1943 Higher and Higher 
1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds 
1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway   

Matinee Classics - Beach Party starring Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Vincent Price
Matinee Classics - The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers, Dorothy Malone, Peggy Knudsen, Regis Toomey, Charles Waldron, Charles D. Brown, Bob Steele, Elisha Cook and Louis Jean Heydt
Matinee Classics - Written on the Wind starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Grant Williams and Edward Platt
Matinee Classics - Man of a Thousand Faces starring James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau, Jim Backus, Robert Evans, Celia Lovsky, Jeanne Cagney, Jack Albertson, Roger Smith, Robert Lyden, Rickie Sorensen, Dennis Rush, Nolan Leary and Simon Scott
Matinee Classics - Man of a Thousand Faces starring James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau, Jim Backus, Robert Evans, Celia Lovsky, Jeanne Cagney, Jack Albertson, Roger Smith, Robert Lyden, Rickie Sorensen, Dennis Rush, Nolan Leary and Simon Scott
Matinee Classics - Peyton Place starring Dorothy Malone, Warner Anderson, Ed Nelson, Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, Kasey Rogers, Harry Beckman, Paul Langton, Christopher Connelly, Patricia Breslin, Mary Anderson, Frank Ferguson and Kent Smith
Matinee Classics - Rich Man, Poor Man starring Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely, Edward Asner, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Reed, Gloria Grahame, Kim Darby, Bill Bixby, Fionnula Flanagan,Tim McIntire, Ray Milland, Lawrence Pressman, Talia Shire, Craig Stevens, Norman Fell, Lynda Day George, George Maharis, Murray Hamilton, Van Johnson, Dorothy Malone, Andrew Duggan, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Kay Lenz, Leigh McCloskey, Gavan O'Herlihy, Josette Banzet, William Smith, Dick Sargent, Dennis Dugan and
Matinee Classics - Tension at Table Rock starring Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone, Cameron Mitchell, Billy Chapin, Royal Dano, Edward Andrews, John Dehner, DeForest Kelley, Joe De Santis, Angie Dickinson and Lauren Chapin
Matinee Classics - The Bushwhackers starring John Ireland, Wayne Morris, Lawrence Tierney, Dorothy Malone, Lon Chaney Jr., Myrna Dell, Frank Marlowe, Bill Holmes and Jack Elam
Matinee Classics - The Fast and The Furious starring John Ireland, Dorothy Malone, Bruce Carlisle, Iris Adrian, Marshall Bradford, Bruno VeSota, Byrd Holland, Larry Thor, Henry Rowland, Jean Howell, Richard Pinner, Robin Morse, Lou Place and Snub Pollard

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