Dorothy Malone

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Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone was an American actress. Dorothy Malone was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Written on the Wind and The Tarnished Angels were two of the actress’s most well-known roles.

Dorothy began studying acting, singing, dancing, and diction training after signing a Hollywood contract with RKO.

In 1943, she made her film debut in an uncredited appearance in Broadway’s Gildersleeve.

Early life and Childhood

Dorothy Malone was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 30, 1924.

Esther Emma Smith and Robert Ignatius Malone raised her in a devout Christian family.

She is of White-American ancestry and is an American by nationality. Malone’s father was a certified public accountant.

Dorothy was one of five children, and two of her sisters died as a result of polio complications.

Education Details

Dorothy attended Ursuline Convent, Highland Park High School, and Hockaday School for her education.

She has had a passion for dance since she was a child. As a child, she worked as a model for Neiman-Marcus.

Malone had aspirations of becoming a nurse.

She did, however, enroll at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to pursue a degree in drama.

At Southern Methodist University, Maloney was a champion diver and swimmer.

An RKO scout saw her in a production she performed while at university and offered her a Hollywood contract.

Professional Career

Malone began studying acting, singing, dancing, and diction training after signing a Hollywood contract with RKO.

In 1943, she made her film debut in an uncredited appearance in Broadway’s Gildersleeve.

She also appeared in the Frank Sinatra musicals Higher and Higher and Step Lively, in which she played a minor role.

After her two-year contract with RKO expired, Warner Bros. stepped in and offered her a small role in the film The Big Sleep as a flirtatious book clerk.

Despite the modest role, it helped her gain positive critical praise, which helped her land further film roles.

Malone’s contract with Warner Bros. was not renewed, and she returned to her family in Dallas. Malone began her career in the insurance industry.

Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malone in one of her acting scenes. Source: evilbloggerlady

Malone’s hair was bleached platinum blonde in 1956, and she lost her “good girl” image for the film Written on the Wind, for which she earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Following her first Academy Award, Malone was offered major roles in films such as Warlock, starring Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark, and Man of Thousand Faces, starring James Cagney, among others.

Dorothy starred alongside Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone in the 1992 film Basic Instinct. The film was a commercial success, grossing approximately $352 million around the world.

Net Worth and Salary

Dorothy Malone’s net worth was most likely $5 million or more, according to her successful and long-running acting career.

Following her Hollywood stint, she worked in real estate. Official figures, on the other hand, have yet to be released.

Dorothy received $90,000 for her performance in Young at Heart (1954), and $125,000 for her role in Quantez (1957), among hundreds and millions of dollars from her other film and television roles.

Relationship Status

Scott Brady, an actor, was frequently associated with Dorothy Malone. In 1952, they were even rumored to be engaged.

During the years 1953 and 1954, Malone was linked to celebrities such as Bill Holmes and Frank Sinatra.

Malone made headlines when she had three boyfriends at once, all of whom came to see her in Hollywood.

Dorothy was married three times during her life. Jacques Bergerac, a married actor, was her first husband.

With her first spouse, she had two children, Mimi and Diane. In 1964, Malone divorced Bergerac, accusing him of marrying her solely for her celebrity.

Malone married Robert Tomarkin in 1969, but their marriage was annulled the following year, and she went on to marry Charles Huston Bell in 1971. In 1973, Malone divorced her third husband.

Dorothy spent her retirement years with his daughters in Dallas. Her grandchildren number in the five digits, and she is the grandmother to five of them.

The actress passed suddenly in a Dallas care facility on January 19, 2018, at the age of 93, 10 days before her 94th birthday.

Body Measurement

Dorothy Malone stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Social Media

There is no information about his social media status.

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  • Malone is an American actress who was a Hollywood Walk of Fame Inductee and a winner of the prestigious Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • The actress was known best for her performance in the movie Written on the Wind and The Tarnished Angels.
  • Malone appeared in the 1992 movie Basic Instinct with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.
  • Malone married thrice in her lifetime.
  • She is the grandmother of five of her grandchildren.