Dorothy Alison

Dorothy Alison

Highest Rated: 91% Georgy Girl (1966)

Lowest Rated: 56% Blind Terror (1971)

Birthday: Apr 04, 1925

Birthplace: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Australian-born supporting actress who spent much of her career in Great Britain, playing warm, approachable characters in films from "Reach for the Sky" (1956) to "The Nun's Story" (1959) to "Georgy Girl" (1966) to "Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde" (1971). Alison's most fondly remembered film performance may be her first, as the sympathetic teacher of the hearing-impaired who finally gets a young girl to utter sounds in Alexander Mackendrick's "Mandy" (1952). The renaissance in Australian filmmaking during the 1970s and 80s enabled Alison to act more in her native land, where she appeared in "A Cry in the Dark" (1988) and "Malpractice" (1989) and the TV miniseries "A Town Like Alice" (1981).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malpractice Maureen Davis (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 50% Rikky and Pete Mrs. Menzies (Character) $128K 1988
No Score Yet 84% The Amazing Mr. Blunden Mrs. Allen (Character) - 1972
83% 64% Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde Mrs. Spencer (Character) - 1971
56% 56% Blind Terror Betty Rexton (Character) - 1971
91% 70% Georgy Girl Health Visitor (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 87% Reach for the Sky Nurse Brace (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life in Emergency Ward 10 Mrs. Phillips (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Affection Barbara Leigh (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Arm Mary Halliday (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silken Affair Mrs. Tweakham (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn the Key Softly Joan (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Child's Play Unknown (Character) - 1954
83% 65% The Maggie Miss Peters (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 60% The Purple Plain Nurse (uncredited) (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mandy Miss Stockton (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sons of Matthew Rose O'Riordan (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fortunate Life Grandma Carr (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Veil Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Robin Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1957

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