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Dorothy McGuire

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Also Known As: Died: September 13, 2001
Born: June 14, 1916 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Caroline? (1990) as Mrs Adkin
A woman, presumed dead for 15 years, returns to her family shortly before a large inheritance is due. While she certainly seems to be the missing woman, there are doubts about her identity among those who knew her.
Last Best Year, The (1990) as Anne
A television movie in which two women -- a psychologist who is careful not to get too involved, and her patient, an isolated woman dying from cancer -- develop a relationship that grows from doctor and patient to best of friends.
American Geisha (1986) as Ann Suzuki
A contemporary drama based on American anthropologist Liza Dalby's experiences as a foreigner living in the world of the Japanese geisha in Kyoto for her graduate paper at Stanford University. It was published in 1983 under the title, "Geisha," which was also the original title of the film, produced
Amos (1985) as Hester Farrell
Amos, a former minor league baseball player and coach, is confined to a nursing home after an automobile accident which took the life of his domineering wife. Head nurse Daisy Daws is in constant conflict with the rebellious and strong-willed Amos. The tenure of the inhabitants of the nursing home i
Between Darkness and Dawn (1985) as Beryl Foster
A woman awakens from a twenty-year coma to discover that her world has grown up without her, and her high school sweetheart is married to her sister.
Ghost Dancing (1983) as Sarah Bowman
Dorothy McGuire returned to television after a long absence to star as a feisty, widowed desert farmer who takes on the water company by dynamiting the city-owned reservoir to spotlight her cause: the depletion of the valley's water to feed the city's aqueduct system. Bill Erwin is her dear old Paiu
Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel, The (1979) as Effie Webb
A big-city lady doctor returns to her roots in the backwoods of the Blue Ridge Mountains to bring modern medicine to the local folks in the Appalachia of the 1930s and finds herself at odds with the homespun ways of the local medicine woman. Originally this was titled "The Outlander." Veteran actres
Runaways, The (1975) as Angela Lakey
An adventure drama about a teenage boy who runs away from his foster home after wrongly being accused of theft and soon crosses paths with a young leopard which has escaped from a wild-animal compound during a lightning storm. Both are befriended by a brusque female kennel owner with a heart of gold
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) as Voice Of Parent
Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom.
She Waits (1972) as Sarah Wilson
A murdered woman seeks vengeance and possesses her husband's new bride in this well-acted ghost story. This marked Dorothy McGuire's first TV movie as well as her television comeback after a fifteen-year absence.
Flight of the Doves (1971) as Mary Magdalene St. Bridget O'Flaherty
Two orphans flee across Ireland to escape their menacing stepfather.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Mary
All-star epic retelling of Christ''s life.
Summer Magic (1963) as Margaret Carey
A small-town postman helps a Boston widow and her family adjust to country life.
Susan Slade (1961) as Leah Slade
A pregnant teen allows her mother to pass the baby off as her own.
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) as Cora Flood
Changing times create sexual tensions among members of a small-town family in the ''''20s.
Swiss Family Robinson (1960) as Mother Robinson
Stranded on a deserted island, a close-knit family creates a tropical paradise.
A Summer Place (1959) as Sylvia Hunter
An adulterous couple discovers that their children are sexually involved.
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959) as Ma Emily Pennypacker
In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he has successfully kept two separate homes. However, when an emergency requires his oldest son to find him, Mr. Pennypacker's dual life is revealed.
This Earth Is Mine (1959) as Martha Fairon
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family...
Old Yeller (1958) as Katie Coates
A frontier boy develops close ties with a yellow dog.
Friendly Persuasion (1956) as Eliza Birdwell
A peaceful Quaker family's sanctity is tested during the Civil War.
Trial (1955) as Abbe [Nyle]
A Mexican boy accused of rape and murder becomes a pawn for Communists and red-baiters.
Make Haste to Live (1954) as Crystal Benson, also known as Zena Hale Blackford
Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for her teenage daughter which (in flashback) tells of her involvement with Steve Blackford, who has very good reason to hate her. Chris is determined and resourceful, but Steve has had 18 years to plan revenge. Doom closes in...
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) as Miss Frances
Three American roommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into a fountain.
Invitation (1952) as Ellen [Bowker] Pierce
A millionaire tries to buy his dying daughter a husband.
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) as Deborah Patterson
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
I Want You (1951) as Nancy Greer
The draft and the Korean War threaten a small-town romance.
Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950) as Jane Morgan
Mister 880 (1950) as Ann Winslow
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
Gentleman's Agreement (1948) as Kathy Lacy
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism.
The Spiral Staircase (1946) as Helen
A serial killer stalks a mute servant girl in a remote mansion.
Claudia and David (1946) as Claudia Naughton
Follow-up to hit film Claudia (1943) finds title characters (Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young) dealing with the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. Illness, accidents, and jealousy plague the young couple as they learn to weather life.
Till the End of Time (1946) as Pat Ruscomb
A returning World War II veteran falls for a troubled war widow.
The Enchanted Cottage (1945) as Laura Pennington
A scarred veteran and a homely woman are transformed by love.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as Katie Nolan
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
Claudia (1943) as Claudia Naughton
Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her desirable enough. To remedy both situations, she sells their farm to an opera singer so they'll have to move back to the city near her mother, and she tries to make her husband jealous by flirting with a neighbor. Eventually, Claudia has to learn to grow when she discovers that she's about to become a mother and that her own mother is gravely ill.

Cast (special)

I Never Sang For My Father (1988) as Margaret Garrison
An "American Playhouse" presentation of Robert Anderson's autobiographical play about the evolving relationship between an iron-willed, domineering father and the grown son who desperately wants to love him.
Another Part of the Forest (1972) as Lavinia Hubbard
A television adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play about the Hubbards, a rich Southern family of greedy, ruthless individuals. The story takes place before the action of Helman's more famous play about the Hubbards, "The Little Foxes."
Hollywood: The Selznick Years (1961) as Interviewee
Film clips, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage reveal the genius of producer David O. Selznick.
Philadelphia Story, The (1954) as Tracy Lord
The story of a reporter and a photographer, assigned to cover the fashionable wedding of wealthy Tracy Lord to the snobbish George Kittredge, and the problems that arise when Tracy has second thoughts about George and announces that she still loves her first husband, Dexter Haven. Based on the play

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Little Women (1978) as Marmee
A lavish fourth filming of the classic novel of New England family life in the 1860s (previously made in 1919, 1933 and 1949), and the sixth (at least) TV presentation, sparking a weekly series that began in January 1979. Dorothy McGuire, playing Marmee here and in the series, had been scheduled to

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Rich Man, Poor Man (1975) as Mary Jordache
The overwhelming success of this star-laden TV adaptation of Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-seller that was shown as six two-hour motion pictures over a seven-week period assured the future of the "Novel for Television" miniseries genre. Stars of varying magnitudes were made of the production's three leadin

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