Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone is an American actress.

She was born as Dorothy Eloise Maloney on January 30, 1925. Much of her early career was spent in supporting roles in Grade-B Westerns, although on occasion she had the opportunity to play small but memorable roles, such as that of the young, brainy, lusty, bespectacled bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep, with Humphrey Bogart, in 1946.

With Rock Hudson in Written on the Wind

In 1956, Malone dyed her hair blonde to co-star with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, and Robert Stack in director Douglas Sirk's melodrama, Written on the Wind. Her portrayal of the dipso-nymphomaniac daughter of a Texas oil baron won her the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. As a result, she was offered meatier roles in better films, including Man of a Thousand Faces (with James Cagney), Tarnished Angels (again with Hudson and Stack, again directed by Sirk), and The Last Voyage (with Stack).

Malone became a household name when she accepted the lead role of Constance MacKenzie Carson on the ABC primetime serial Peyton Place, on which she starred from 1964 through 1968.

Her last notable screen appearance was as a mother convicted of murdering her family in Basic Instinct (1992), with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.

Malone was married and divorced three times and has two daughters from her first marriage.



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. She was typecast in similar roles, and in 1955, plagued by ill health, she committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York. Malone was married and divorced three times and has two daughters from her first marriage. Ona Munson’s career was stalemated by the acclaim of GWTW. Her last notable screen appearance was as a mother convicted of murdering her family in Basic Instinct (1992), with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. Tallulah Bankhead refused the role as too small. Malone became a household name when she accepted the lead role of Constance MacKenzie Carson on the ABC primetime serial Peyton Place, on which she starred from 1964 through 1968. Early on, Selznick had announced Mae West was to play Belle, but this was of course a publicity stunt.

As a result, she was offered meatier roles in better films, including Man of a Thousand Faces (with James Cagney), Tarnished Angels (again with Hudson and Stack, again directed by Sirk), and The Last Voyage (with Stack). The needed look for Belle could be created in the wardrobe and makeup departments. Her portrayal of the dipso-nymphomaniac daughter of a Texas oil baron won her the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. She spoke deep and throaty in her test, and her voice conveyed sexiness and worldliness. In 1956, Malone dyed her hair blonde to co-star with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, and Robert Stack in director Douglas Sirk's melodrama, Written on the Wind. But her skills as an actress electrified her screen test: it was all in the voice. Much of her early career was spent in supporting roles in Grade-B Westerns, although on occasion she had the opportunity to play small but memorable roles, such as that of the young, brainy, lusty, bespectacled bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep, with Humphrey Bogart, in 1946. She was the antithesis of the voluptuous Belle: tall, freckled, and of slight build.

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