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Dorothy Malone Overview:

Legendary actress, Dorothy Malone, was born Dorothy Eloise Maloney on Jan 30, 1924 in Chicago, IL. Malone died at the age of 94 on Jan 19, 2018 in Dallas, TX .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Dorothy Malone was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for Written on the Wind (as Marylee Hadley) in 1956.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1956Best Supporting ActressWritten on the Wind (1956)Marylee HadleyWon
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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(1925-2018)

By Dan Day Jr. on Jan 20, 2018 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Last August I wrote a blog post revealing my top twenty favorite movie actresses of all time. came in at #12. She didn't become one of my favorites because of a single film, or a single role...my appreciation of her developed over a number of years. She seemed to keep popping up in di... Read full article


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By Dawn on Jan 30, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(born January 30, 1925). While performing at Southern Methodist University, she was spotted by a talent agent for RKO and signed a studio contract, making her film debut in the film, The Falcon and the Co-Eds (1943). Malone's early performances were mostly in B-movies, many of them We... Read full article


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By Dawn on Dec 7, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(born January 30, 1925). Much of Malone's early career was in "B" movies, or in Westerns, although she did she have the opportunity to play small roll in the film, The Big Sleep (1946) with Humphrey Bogart, and the love interest of Dean Martin in the musical-comedy, Artists and Models... Read full article


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Dorothy Malone Quotes:

Diana Barrymore: I don't want to write a book about my life. Living it was bad enough!


Kyle Hadley: You're a filthy liar.
Marylee Hadley: I'm filthy - period!


Abigail 'Abby' Parker: You told him to kiss me?
Rick Todd: Lady, if I'd known he was going to kiss you, I wouldn't have sent a boy to do a man's job.
Abigail 'Abby' Parker: [slap] That's for the man. You can tell him the job's filled.


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Dorothy Malone Facts
Won the Golden Apple Award as "Most Cooperative Actress" in 1965. The male counterpart went to John Wayne. Ironically, later that year she expressed her extreme dissatisfaction with her limited role on "Peyton Place" (1964). Three years later she was written off the show and sued 20th Century-Fox for $1.6 million for breach of contract. It was settled out of court.

In 1965, while working on "Peyton Place" (1964), she suffered a near-fatal illness that included a pulmonary embolism, blood clots on both lungs, an enlarged heart, and pneumonia. Upon fully recuperating, she returned to the show after being temporarily replaced by Lola Albright.

Was one of five children. Two older sisters died very young of complications from polio, and another younger brother was struck and killed by lightning while on a Dallas golf course. When she won the Oscar for Written on the Wind (1956), she dedicated the award to her late brother.

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