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Oscar winner Dorothy Malone dies at 92

Veteran actress Dorothy Malone, who was a well-known actress in both the big and small screen died of Friday in Dallas at the age of 92. Manager Burt Shapiro first reported her death new. She was born in Chicago, but she grew up in Dallas. She had attended Southern Methodists University where a talent scout discovered her acting during a school play and signed to a studio contract.

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone dies at 92

She was married to actor Jacques Bergerac, Robert Tomarkin, and Charles Huston Bell and also divorced three times.

Her performance in “Written on the Wind” directed by Douglas Sirk helped her to get an Oscar award under the category of the best-supporting actress. In that, she starred in with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, and Robert Stack.

She had started her career through smaller roles, but the Oscar helped her secure roles in films like “Too Much, Too Soon,” “Man of a Thousand Faces,” and “Warlock.” After, film industry she then moved to the television industry. Her first debut in television was a prime-time soap opera “Peyton Place”(1964-1968). She later revived her Constance MacKenzie character in TV movies “Murder in Peyton Place” and 1985’s “Peyton Place: The Next Generation.” She also had done some miniseries like “Rich Man, Poor Man” and “Condominium.” Her last work was “Basic Instinct” which was released in 1992. In that, she worked with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.

Her films include Janie Gets Married (1946), Night and Day (1946), Two Guys From Texas (1948), One Sunday Afternoon (1948), Colorado Territory (1949), Sincerely Yours (1955), Fast and the Furious (1955), Pillars of the Sky (1956), Warlock (1959), Beach Party (1963), Winter Kills (1979), South of St. Louis (1949), The Killer That Stalked New York (1950), Young at Heart (1954), Loophole (1954), and Pushover (1954).

 

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