Dorothy Malone Biography
Birthday: January 29, 1924 (Aquarius)
Born In: Chicago, Illinois
Dorothy Malone, born as Dorothy Eloise Maloney, was an American actress best known for her role in the film ‘Written on the Wind.’ Starting her career in 1943, she played minor roles in her early years, particularly in B-movies. She initially got signed by RKO and made appearances in the movies ‘Higher and Higher’, ‘Seven Days Ashore’, ‘Show Business’, ‘Step Lively’ and ‘Youth Runs Wild’. She changed her surname from Maloney to Malone after getting signed by Warner Bros. She then went on to act in the films ‘The Big Sleep’, ‘Janie Gets Married’, ‘Night and Day’ and ‘To the Victor’. After a decade in films, Malone acquired a more glamorous image, especially after her performance in the drama ‘Written on the Wind’ for which she won an Academy Award. The actress’ film career reached greater heights by the early 1960s, and she even managed to achieve fame as a TV actress with her role as Constance MacKenzie in the series ‘Peyton Place’. The American beauty was also known for making guest appearances in several TV programs. She guest-starred in a number of television shows, such as ‘The Bold Ones: The New Doctors’, ‘Ironside’, ‘Ellery Queen’, 'Four Star Playhouse', 'Fireside Theater', 'The Loretta Young Show', 'The Untouchables', 'Cimarron City', 'Dr. Kildare' and 'The Dick Powell Show', to name a few. Malone did numerous television movies in her acting career as well, the popular ones being 'Katie: Portrait of a Centrefold', 'Murder in Peyton Place', 'Peyton Place: The Next Generation' and 'The Pigeon'.