Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone

Highest Rated: 100% The Tarnished Angels (1957)

Lowest Rated: 40% Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1925

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dorothy Malone was a film star during Hollywood's Golden Age who was best known for her Oscar-winning performance in Douglas Sirk's "Written on the Wind" (1956). Born in Chicago, Malone and her family moved with her family to Dallas when she was six-months old. Tragedy had struck Malone's family early on when two of her sisters died from complications from polio, so Malone grew up knowing how fleeting life was. She decided quite early to make the most of her existence, and quickly settled on becoming a performer. She began modeling for Neiman Marcus as a teenager and after a brief stint at Southern Methodist University, where she majored in drama, Malone was offered a contract with RKO studios at the age of 18. She appeared in  a number of films during her year with RKO, most notably 1943's "Higher and Higher," which also starred Frank Sinatra. After one year, however, RKO decided not to renew Malone's contract. Undeterred, Malone signed a new contract with Warner Bros., and quickly raised her acting profile by appearing in films like "Too Young to Know" (1945) and "Frontier Days" (1945). Her first big break came in 1946 when she appeared alongside Humphrey Bogart in the Director Howard Hawks' film "The Big Sleep" (1946). Her role in "The Big Sleep" led to bigger parts in films like the musical comedy "Two Guys from Texas" (1948), which was Malone's first lead role. Malone left Warner Bros. in the late 1940s to become a freelance film actor in Hollywood. She continued nabbing a multitude of roles throughout the 1950s, including "Torpedo Alley" (1952), "Scared Stiff" (1953), and "The Fast and the Furious" (1955), the latter of which was also the first film produced by the legendary producer Roger Corman. Then in 1956 Malone appeared in a supporting role alongside Rock Hudson and Lauren Bacall in the Douglas Sirk melodrama "Written on the Wind." The film earned Malone her first and only Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Malone continued acting in films throughout the remainder of the 1950s and early 1960s, but in 1964 she gained renewed attention for her role as Constance Mackenzie on the prime time soap opera "Peyton Place" (ABC, 1964-69). Her role on "Peyton Place" ended in 1968 and Malone spent the next twenty-plus years of her acting career appearing in TV shows, made-for-TV movies, and little seen films. She appeared in only a handful of roles throughout the 1980s, with her last on-screen part being in 1992's "Basic Instinct." Malone spent the remaining years of her life in suburban Dallas, the same place she grew up. She died peacefully at a Dallas nursing facility on January 19, 2018. She was 93.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
54% 63% Basic Instinct Hazel Dobkins, Catherine's Friend (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 20% Rest in Pieces Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place: The Next Generation Constance Carson (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet He's Not Your Son Dr. Sullivan (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 18% The Pottsville Horror Marge Smith (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 11% The Day Time Ended Ana Williams (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sin Mildred (Character) - 1979
88% 54% Winter Kills Emma Kegan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold Myrtle Cutler (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 43% Golden Rendezvous Mrs. Skinner (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Ladies of the Night Maggie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Peyton Place Constance MacKenzie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The November Plan Dawn Archer (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Would Not Die Paula Stafford (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abduction Mrs. Prescott (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pigeon Elaine Hagen (Character) - 1969
40% 62% Fate Is the Hunter Lisa Bond (Character) - 1964
43% 42% Beach Party Marianne (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 58% The Last Sunset Belle Breckenridge (Character) - 1961
60% 56% The Last Voyage Laurie Henderson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 76% Warlock Lily Dollar (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 33% Too Much, Too Soon Diana Barrymore (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quantez Chaney (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tip on a Dead Jockey Phyllis Tredman (Character) - 1957
88% 79% Man of a Thousand Faces Cleva Creighton Chaney (Character) - 1957
100% 70% The Tarnished Angels LaVerne Shumann (Character) - 1957
82% 76% Written on the Wind Marylee Hadley (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 25% Tension at Table Rock Lorna Miller (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pillars of the Sky Calla Gaxton (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 45% Battle Cry Mrs. Elaine Yarborough (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 12% Five Guns West Shalee (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 30% Tall Man Riding Corinna Ordway (Character) - 1955
78% 75% Artists and Models Abigail "Abby" Parker (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sincerely Yours Linda Curtis (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Gunpoint Martha Wright (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Security Risk Donna Weeks (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Gun Charlotte Downing (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 47% The Fast and the Furious Connie Adair (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 25% Loophole Ruthie Donovan (Character) - 1954
86% 79% Young at Heart Fran Tuttle (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 55% Law and Order Jeannie (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack Slade Virginia Maria Dale (Character) - 1953
71% 74% Scared Stiff Rosie (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torpedo Alley Lt. Susan Peabody (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bushwackers Unknown (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bushwhackers Cathy Sharpe (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saddle Legion Dr. Ann F. Rollins (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone Lola Gillway (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 53% Convicted Kay Knowland (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 54% The Nevadan Karen Galt (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 0% Flaxy Martin Nora Carson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 64% Colorado Territory Julie Ann Winslow (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys From Texas Joan Winston (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Sunday Afternoon Amy Lind (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of St. Louis Deborah Miller (Character) - 1948
97% 91% The Big Sleep Acme Book Shop Proprietress (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Janie Gets Married Sgt. Spud Lee (Character) - 1946
60% 42% Night and Day Nancy (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Days Martha Mercer (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Mysterious Night Eileen Daley (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Falcon and the Co-eds Dorothy (Character) - 1943

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Julia Desmond (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Madame Hilary La Salle (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Constance Mackenzie/Carson (Character) 1964-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Mary Parker (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Ellen Rogers (Character) 1961

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