Dorothy Malone (1924–2018)

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The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite unlike the classy and strait-laced lady herself. ... See full bio »


(age 93) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Written on the Wind Marylee Hadley
The Big Sleep Acme Book Shop Proprietress
Basic Instinct Hazel Dobkins
Artists and Models Abigail 'Abby' Parker


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 1992 Basic Instinct
Hazel Dobkins
 1987 Rest in Pieces
Catherine Boyle
 1985 Peyton Place: The Next Generation (TV Movie)
Constance Carson
 1984 He's Not Your Son (TV Movie)
Dr. Sullivan
 1983 The Being
Marge Smith
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Alice Landa
- Shark Bait (1982) ... Alice Landa
 1982 Off Your Rocker (TV Movie)
Shelley Delaine
 1980 Condominium (TV Series)
Molly Denniver
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Molly Denniver
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Molly Denniver
 1980 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
- Guardian Angel (1980) ... Elena
 1979 The Day Time Ended
 1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
- Sodom and Gomorrah (1979) ... Nagar
 1979 Winter Kills
Emma Kegan
 1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff
 1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (TV Movie)
Myrtle Cutler
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Mrs. Gardner
- Love, Laugh and Die (1978) ... Mrs. Gardner
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
 1978 High Hopes (TV Series)
Mrs. Herzog
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Mrs. Blain
- The House on Possessed Hill (1978) ... Mrs. Blain
 1977 Golden Rendezvous
Mrs. Skinner
 1977 Murder in Peyton Place (TV Movie)
Constance MacKenzie
 1977 The November Plan (TV Movie)
Dawn Archer
 1977 Little Ladies of the Night (TV Movie)
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Julia Desmond
- Child of Anger (1976) ... Julia Desmond
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Madame Hilary La Salle
- The Trick Book (1976) ... Madame Hilary La Salle
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Irene Goodwin
- Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12 (1976) ... Irene Goodwin
- Part VII: Chapter 10 (1976) ... Irene Goodwin
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
Dawn Archer
- The November Plan: Part 2 (1976) ... Dawn Archer
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Carol Franklin
- The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer (1976) ... Carol Franklin
 1975 Abduction
Mrs. Prescott
 1975 The Man Who Wouldn't Die
Paula Stafford
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Agatha Mott
- Confessions: From a Lady of the Night (1973) ... Agatha Mott
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Ruth McLayne
- Is This Operation Necessary? (1972) ... Ruth McLayne
 1969 The Pigeon (TV Movie)
Elaine Hagen
 1969 Carnal Circuit
Vanessa Brighton
 1964-1968 Peyton Place (TV Series)
Constance Mackenzie Carson / Constance Mackenzie
- Episode #4.76 (1968) ... Constance Mackenzie Carson (credit only)
- Episode #4.75 (1968) ... Constance Mackenzie Carson (credit only)
- Episode #4.74 (1968) ... Constance Mackenzie Carson (credit only)
- Episode #4.73 (1968) ... Constance Mackenzie Carson (credit only)
- Episode #4.72 (1968) ... Constance Mackenzie Carson
 1966 Insight (TV Series)
Edith Stein
- The Edith Stein Story (1966) ... Edith Stein
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter
Lisa Bond (uncredited)
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Lois Janeway
- Modus Operandi (1964) ... Lois Janeway
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Jeannie Gilbert
- Where the Wire Ends (1964) ... Jeannie Gilbert
 1963 Beach Party
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Kitty Edmonds
- The Floyd Gibbons Story (1962) ... Kitty Edmonds
 1955-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ruth Hammond / Ellen Rogers / Eva Balto Kelly
- Somebody Please Help Me! (1962) ... Ruth Hammond
- A Little White Lye (1961) ... Ellen Rogers
- The Clown (1955) ... Eva Balto Kelly
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Rena Ladovan
- The Administrator (1962) ... Rena Ladovan
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Elena Shay
- Open Season (1961) ... Elena Shay
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Mary Parker
- The Watch (1961) ... Mary Parker
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Lorna Shay
- The Heat of Passion (1961) ... Lorna Shay
 1961 The Last Sunset
Belle Breckenridge
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Christina Summers
- Fly Away Home: Part II (1961) ... Christina Summers
- Fly Away Home: Part I (1961) ... Christina Summers
 1960 The Last Voyage
Laurie Henderson
 1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Ann St. Martin
- The Last Flight Out (1960) ... Ann St. Martin
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Ann St. Martin
- The Last Flight Out (1960) ... Ann St. Martin
 1959 Warlock
Lily Dollar
 1958 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Nora Arkins
- A Respectable Girl (1958) ... Nora Arkins
 1958 Too Much, Too Soon
Diana Barrymore
 1957 The Tarnished Angels
LaVerne Shumann
 1957 Quantez
 1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey
Phyllis Tredman
 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces
Cleva Creighton Chaney
 1956 Written on the Wind
Marylee Hadley
 1956 Tension at Table Rock
Lorna Miller
 1956 Pillars of the Sky
Calla Gaxton
 1956 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Mutiny (1956)
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
May Hadley
- A Ticket for May (1956) ... May Hadley
 1955 At Gunpoint
Martha Wright
 1955 The Christophers (TV Series)
 1955 Artists and Models
Abigail 'Abby' Parker
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Linda Curtis
 1955 Tall Man Riding
Corinna Ordway
 1955 Five Guns West
Shalee Jethro
 1954-1955 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Marion Carney
- Mr. Onion (1955) ... Marion Carney
- Our Son (1954)
- Afraid to Live (1954)
 1955 Battle Cry
Mrs. Elaine Yarborough - USO Manager in San Diego)
 1954 Young at Heart
Fran Tuttle
 1954 The Fast and the Furious
Connie Adair
 1954 Private Hell 36
Francey Farnham
 1954 Security Risk
Donna Weeks
 1954 Pushover
Ann Stewart
 1954 The Lone Gun
Charlotte Downing
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Ella / Ann
- A Study in Panic (1954) ... Ella
- Moorings (1953) ... Ann
 1954 Loophole
Ruthie Donovan
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Elizabeth Rodholder (segment "The Horn Blows at Midnight")
- The Horn Blows at Midnight (1953) ... Elizabeth Rodholder (segment "The Horn Blows at Midnight")
 1953 Jack Slade
Virginia Maria Dale
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
 1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
- The Runaways (1953)
 1953 Law and Order
 1953 Scared Stiff
 1952 Torpedo Alley
Lt. Susan Peabody
 1952 The Bushwhackers
Cathy Sharpe
 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Golden Slate (1951)
 1951 Saddle Legion
Dr. Ann F. Rollins
 1950 Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone
Lola Gillway
 1950 Convicted
Kay Knowland
 1950 The Nevadan
Karen Galt
 1949 Colorado Territory
Julie Ann Winslow
 1949 South of St. Louis
Deborah Miller
 1949 Flaxy Martin
Nora Carson
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
Amy Lind
 1948 Two Guys from Texas
Joan Winston
 1948 To the Victor
 1946 The Big Sleep
Acme Book Shop Proprietress
 1946 Night and Day
 1946 Janie Gets Married
Sgt. Spud Lee
 1945 Frontier Days (Short)
Martha Mercer
 1945 Too Young to Know
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Junior Hostess (uncredited)
 1944 One Mysterious Night
Eileen Daley (uncredited)
 1944 Youth Runs Wild
Girl in Booth (uncredited)
 1944 Step Lively
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1944 Show Business
Chorine (uncredited)
 1944 Seven Days Ashore
Betty - Pianist (uncredited)
 1943 Higher and Higher
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
 1943 The Falcon and the Co-eds
Dorothy - Co-ed (uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway
Model (uncredited)
 1940 Convicted Woman
Inmate (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Self (27 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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(Summer 1959) She acted in Harry Kurnitz's play, "Once More With Feeling," in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren, Ohio. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Everybody said Peyton Place would be a mistake. See more »


Daughter of Robert Ignatius Maloney (1895-1985), born in Kansas, and Esther Emma Smith (1902-1983), born in Maryland. See more »


Dreamy blue eyes See more »

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