Dorothy Provine

Highest Rated: 94% That Darn Cat! (1965)
Birthday: Jan 20, 1937
Birthplace: Not Available
Blonde, bouncy Dorothy Provine was born in South Dakota to a Seattle-based businessman and his interior decorator wife. While attending the University of Washington, Provine appeared in some 35 amateur and professional stage productions, and was cohost of a Seattle TV quiz program. She headed to Broadway at age 20, but had better luck in Hollywood, where she was given star billing in such low-budgeters as The Bonnie Parker Story (1958) and The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959), the latter film representing Lou Costello's last screen work. Signed to a Warner Bros. contract in 1959, Provine starred on two hour-long TV series, The Alaskans and The Roaring 20s. Both programs gave the actress ample opportunity to display her considerable singing and dancing skills, as did her extended cameo in the 1965 Blake Edwards superproduction The Great Race. She also proved an apt comedienne in such films as It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Good Neighbor Sam (1964), and Who's Minding the Mint? (1967); she was less effective as a British secret agent in Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966). Dorothy Provine retired from the screen in 1968 upon marrying cinematographer-director Robert Day, though she continued to show up in commercials and "straw hat" summer theater productions. She died in late april 2010 of emphysema.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment Sally Inwood 1968
No Score Yet Who's Minding the Mint? Verna Baxter 1967
No Score Yet One Spy Too Many Tracey Alexander 1966
No Score Yet Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die Actor 1966
94% That Darn Cat! Ingrid Randall 1965
74% The Great Race Lily Olay 1965
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Minerva Bissel 1964
73% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Emmeline Finch 1963
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Emmy Lou Rossiter 1959

TV

CREDIT
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Tracey
  • 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Sharon
  • 1959

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