Dorothy Alison Overview:

Character actress, Dorothy Alison, was born Dorothy Dickson on Apr 4, 1925 in Broken Hill, Australia. Alison appeared in over 55 film and TV roles. Her best known films include Crash of Silence (as Miss Stockton, the teacher of deaf child Mandy Miller), Reach For the Sky (as Nurse Brace) and See No Evil (as Betty Rexton). Alison died at the age of 66 on Jan 17, 1992 in London, England .


Cool, capable Dorothy Alison had a sympathetic, faintly motherly personality. A doll-like, dark-haired beauty in her early days, she came to England in 1949 and worked as a secretary until acting jobs became more frequent. Her career reached its zenith when she played Nurse Brace in Reach for the Sky. Thereafter, it declined somewhat into careworn roles, but she re-emerged in chirpier cameos in the 1980s.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Educated at Sydney Girls High School in Australia, she moved to London, England in 1949 to promote her career.

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