Dorothy Malone

Actor, Model
Signed out of Southern Methodist University at age 18 by RKO, brunette (later blonde) leading lady Dorothy Malone made her film debut in "The Falcon and the Co-Ed" under her real last name Maloney. When she moved to ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Basic Instinct 1992 (Movie)

Hazel Dobkins (Actor)

The Being 1982 (Movie)

Marge Smith (Actor)

Abduction 1981 (Movie)

Mrs Prescott (Actor)

Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff 1979 (Movie)

Mildred (Actor)

The Day Time Ended 1979 (Movie)

Ana Williams (Actor)

High Hopes 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Winter Kills 1978 (Movie)

Emma Kegan (Actor)

Golden Rendezvous 1976 (Movie)

Elizabeth Taubman (Actor)

The November Plan 1975 (Movie)

Dawn Archer (Actor)

Peyton Place 1964 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Fate Is the Hunter 1964 (Movie)

Lisa Bond (Actor)

Beach Party 1963 (Movie)

Marianne (Actor)

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Sunset 1961 (Movie)

Belle Breckenridge (Actor)

The Last Voyage 1960 (Movie)

Laurie Henderson (Actor)

Too Much, Too Soon 1958 (Movie)

Diana Barrymore (Actor)

Warlock 1958 (Movie)

Lilly Dollar (Actor)

Man of a Thousand Faces 1957 (Movie)

Cleva Creighton Chaney (Actor)

Quantez 1957 (Movie)

Chaney (Actor)

The Tarnished Angels 1957 (Movie)

LaVerne Shumann (Actor)

Tension at Table Rock 1956 (Movie)

Lorna Miller (Actor)

Written on the Wind 1956 (Movie)

Marylee Hadley (Actor)

Artists and Models 1955 (Movie)

Abigail Parker (Actor)

At Gunpoint 1955 (Movie)

Martha Wright (Actor)

Battle Cry 1955 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Five Guns West 1955 (Movie)

Shalee (Actor)

Sincerely Yours 1955 (Movie)

Linda Curtis (Actor)

Tall Man Riding 1955 (Movie)

Corinna Ordway (Actor)

Private Hell 36 1954 (Movie)

Francey Farnham (Actor)

Pushover 1954 (Movie)

Ann (Actor)

Revlon Mirror Theater 1952 - 1954 (TV Show)

Actor

Security Risk 1954 (Movie)

Donna Weeks (Actor)

Young at Heart 1954 (Movie)

Fran Tuttle (Actor)

Law and Order 1953 (Movie)

Jeannie Bristow (Actor)

The Doctor 1951 - 1953 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fast and the Furious 1953 (Movie)

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The Lone Gun 1953 (Movie)

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The Nevadan 1950 (Movie)

Karen Galt (Actor)

The Big Sleep 1946 (Movie)

Bookshop Girl (Actor)

One Mysterious Night 1944 (Movie)

Eileen Daley (Actor)

Colorado Territory (Movie)

Julie Ann (Actor)

Condominium (TV Show)

Actor

Convicted (Movie)

Kay Knowland (Actor)

Flaxy Martin (Movie)

Nora Carson (Actor)

He's Not Your Son (TV Show)

Actor

Higher and Higher (Movie)

A Bridesmaid (Actor)

Hollywood Canteen (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Janie Gets Married (Movie)

Sgt. Spud Lee (Actor)

Little Ladies of the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Peyton Place (TV Show)

Actor

One Sunday Afternoon (Movie)

Amy Lind (Actor)

Scared Stiff (Movie)

Rosie (Actor)

South of St. Louis (Movie)

Deborah Miller (Actor)

Step Lively (Movie)

Telephone operator (Actor)

The Falcon and the Co-Eds (Movie)

Co-ed (Actor)

The Killer That Stalked New York (Movie)

Alice Lorie (Actor)

The Pigeon (TV Show)

Actor

Too Young to Know (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Two Guys from Texas (Movie)

Joan Winston (Actor)

Biography

Signed out of Southern Methodist University at age 18 by RKO, brunette (later blonde) leading lady Dorothy Malone made her film debut in "The Falcon and the Co-Ed" under her real last name Maloney. When she moved to Warner Bros. in 1945, she dropped the "y" and soon made her first impact as a nymphomaniac entertaining Humphrey Bogart one thundery afternoon in "The Big Sleep" (1946). Early in her career, her roles consisted mainly of standard pretty girl leads, but it was as a fine dramatic actress that she made her mark, gaining acclaim in the 1950s for her strong, sensual portrayals of experienced, world-weary, sometimes neurotic women, notably in Douglas Sirk's "Written on the Wind" (1956), for which she won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress, and "Tarnished Angels" (1957). Malone also turned in a top-notch performance as a woman trapped by falling debris in "The Last Voyage" (1960), playing almost the entire movie with only her nose and occasionally her mouth above sea level.

Relationships

Mimi

Daughter
Born April 3, 1960; father, Jacques Bergerac

Diane

Daughter
Born Feb. 20, 1962; father, Jacques Bergerac

Charles Bell

Husband
Married Oct. 2, 1971 Divorced Aug. 14, 1973

Jacques Bergerac Actor

Husband
Married June 28, 1959 Divorced Dec. 8, 1964

Robert Tomarkin

Husband
Married April 3, 1969 Annulled Aug. 1, 1969

EDUCATION

The Hockaday School

Dallas , Texas
attended on scholarship

Southern Methodist University

Dallas , Texas

Highland Park High School

Highland Park , Illinois

Ursuline Convent School

Milestones

1992

Last feature film to date, "Basic Instinct"

1985

Again played Constance Mackenzie in NBC movie "Peyton Place: The Next Generation"

1977

Reprised Constance Mackenzie for NBC movie "Murder in Peyton Place"

1976

Appeared in ABC's popular miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"

1963

Had a regular role as an aerialist on the ABC series "The Greatest Show on Earth"

1961

Third movie with Hudson, Robert Aldrich's "The Last Sunset"

1960

Again cast as Stack's wife in the engrossing drama of a luxury ship going down at sea, "The Last Voyage"

1958

Reunited with director Douglas Sirk and co-stars Rock Hudson and Robert Stack for "The Tarnished Angels"; portrayed Stack's promiscuous parachutist wife

1957

Won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar as Robert Stack's nymphomaniac sister in "Written on the Wind", directed by Douglas Sirk; also first film with Rock Hudson

1957

Portrayed Lon Chaney's lackadaisical first wife in "Man of a Thousand Faces", starring James Cagney

1955

Undressed in an armchair for Raoul Walsh's "Battle Cry"

1955

Played one of three sisters (with Doris Day and Elizabeth Fraser) in "Young at Heart", starring Frank Sinatra

1946

Had first impact as brunette nymphomaniac who lets down her hair and entertains Humphrey Bogart one thundery afternoon in "The Big Sleep"

1944

Joined Warner Bros. and changed billing to Dorothy Malone

1942

Film debut as Dorothy Maloney in "Falcon and the Co-Eds"

As a child, worked as a model and appeared regularly in school plays

At age 18 was spotted by a talent agent while performing in a college play at Southern Methodist University; put under contract by RKO

Worked on TV during its "Golden Era", acting in episodes of "Revlon Mirror Theater" and "The General Electric Theater" (both CBS)

Top-billed as Constance Mackenzie in ABC primetime soap opera "Peyton Place"

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