Legendary actress, Dorothy McGuire, was born Dorothy Hackett McGuire on Jun 14, 1916 in Omaha, NE. McGuire appeared in over 50 TV and film roles. Her best known films include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), The Enchanted Cottage (1945), The Spiral Staircase (1945), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Three Coins in the Fountain (1954), Friendly Persuasion (1956), Old Yeller (1957), A Summer Place (1959), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960), Summer Magic (1963) and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). McGuire died at the age of 85 on Sep 13, 2001 in Santa Monica, CA and was cremated and her ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
Dorothy McGuire appeared in many gentle, often downtrodden, roles and was skillful at manipulating her audience's emotions. She made fewer films as a star than most people think, and moved too swiftly (in 1956) into 'mother' roles, her film career lasting only a few more years. She is the mother of actress Topo Swope.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Although McGuire was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
Classic Movie Legend Tribute:By minooallen on Jun 14, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born today, June, 14, 1916! The virtue of humility; that’s what comes to mind when I think of . Her charm did not derive from her looks, though if you think she’s ugly I can’t help but question your taste. Her ... Read full article
By Art on Jun 14, 2012 From Classic Cinema Gold
Dorothy Hackett McGuire was born June 14, 1916 in Omaha, Nebraska. McQuire began her acting career on the stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Eventually reaching Broadway, she first appeared as an understudy to Martha Scott in “Our Town”, and subsequently starred in the domestic come... Read full article
Happy BirthdayBy monty on Jun 14, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks
(1916-2001) Happy Birthday to Photos My favorite McGuire films are: Claudia (1943) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945) Till The End Of Time (1946) Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) Old Yeller (1957) Swiss Family Robinson (1960)... Read full article
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Mother Robinson: [awed] He's got his tiger.
[Reflecting on their island paradise]
Mother: It's wonderful for today, but what about tomorrow?
The Dark Hermit - Satan: A long climb, wasn't it? A long hard climb... You know, some people think the whole of life should be like that, hm... "An easy life is a sinful life". Not so, my friend... A man's life can be as easy as he wishes to make it. And it can be easy, my friend. If one knows the way to power and glory in this world.
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