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Born: January 30, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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As a child, worked as a model and appeared regularly in school plays
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At age 18 was spotted by a talent agent while performing in a college play at Southern Methodist University; put under contract by RKO
1943:
Film debut as Dorothy Maloney in "Falcon and the Co-Eds"
1945:
Joined Warner Bros. and changed billing to Dorothy Malone
1946:
Had first impact as brunette nymphomaniac who lets down her hair and entertains Humphrey Bogart one thundery afternoon in "The Big Sleep"
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Worked on TV during its "Golden Era", acting in episodes of "Revlon Mirror Theater" and "The General Electric Theater" (both CBS)
1955:
Played one of three sisters (with Doris Day and Elizabeth Fraser) in "Young at Heart", starring Frank Sinatra
1955:
Undressed in an armchair for Raoul Walsh's "Battle Cry"
1957:
Won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar as Robert Stack's nymphomaniac sister in "Written on the Wind", directed by Douglas Sirk; also first film with Rock Hudson
1957:
Portrayed Lon Chaney's lackadaisical first wife in "Man of a Thousand Faces", starring James Cagney
1958:
Reunited with director Douglas Sirk and co-stars Rock Hudson and Robert Stack for "The Tarnished Angels"; portrayed Stack's promiscuous parachutist wife
1960:
Again cast as Stack's wife in the engrossing drama of a luxury ship going down at sea, "The Last Voyage"
1961:
Third movie with Hudson, Robert Aldrich's "The Last Sunset"
1963:
Had a regular role as an aerialist on the ABC series "The Greatest Show on Earth"
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Top-billed as Constance Mackenzie in ABC primetime soap opera "Peyton Place"
1976:
Appeared in ABC's popular miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"
1977:
Reprised Constance Mackenzie for NBC movie "Murder in Peyton Place"
1985:
Again played Constance Mackenzie in NBC movie "Peyton Place: The Next Generation"
1992:
Last feature film to date, "Basic Instinct"

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