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 did television series work for a time, then in 1983 she reprised her most famous role in Psycho II, vociferously protesting the proposed parole of killer Norman Bates (played, as in the original, by Anthony Perkins). Malone was married and divorced three times and has two daughters from her first marriage. She continued to play roles in Disney into the 1970s. Her last notable screen appearance was as a mother convicted of murdering her family in Basic Instinct (1992), with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. Following another stint for Ford in 1962's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance she got her first parts at the Disney studio, in A Tiger Walks (1964) and Those Calloways (1965). 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. Pregnancy cost her the lead in Vertigo but Hitchcock did cast her as Janet Leigh's sister in Psycho (1960), in which her character discovers the truth about Norman Bates' mother.

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). A year later, she played Henry Fonda's beleaguered wife in Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1957). Her portrayal of the dipso-nymphomaniac daughter of a Texas oil baron won her the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress. Then John Ford cast her as Jeffrey Hunter's spirited love interest in The Searchers (1956), and her career took a dramatic turn upward. 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. She posed for cheesecake photos, and married her leading man from Tarzan's Hidden Jungle (1955), Gordon Scott (they later split). 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 began her career as a beauty queen and, as a result, earned a minor part in Two Tickets to Broadway (1951).

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