Donna Dixon

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Donna Dixon
Donna Dixon at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards cropped.jpg
Donna Dixon at the 62nd Academy Awards, September 1990
Born Donna Lynn Dixon
(1957-07-20) July 20, 1957 (age 56)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980-1997
Spouse(s) Dan Aykroyd (1983–present)

Donna Lynn Dixon (born July 20, 1957) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Dixon was born in Alexandria, Virginia; her father, Earl Dixon, owned a nightclub on U.S. 1, called "Hillbilly Heaven."[1] She is a 1975 graduate of Groveton High School and attended The George Washington University. She dropped out soon after enrolling, and never received a degree. She began her career as a model and was named Miss Virginia USA in 1976 and Miss Washington DC World in 1977. Dixon co-starred with Tom Hanks in the early 1980s television comedy series Bosom Buddies; however, her stiff, pageant-like performances continued to determine her typecast roles.

Months after they worked together in the 1983 film Doctor Detroit, Dixon and actor Dan Aykroyd married. They later starred together in the 1985 film Spies Like Us and the 1988 film The Couch Trip. Dixon and Aykroyd have three daughters. She retired from acting in 1997.

In popular culture[edit]

The song "I Still Love You", from the KISS album Creatures of the Night, was written by Paul Stanley for Dixon upon her ending their relationship.

In the very first episode of The Simpsons, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Homer mentions Donna's name while recalling Santa's reindeer.

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Preceded by
Linda McKee
Miss Virginia USA
1976
Succeeded by
Lynn Herring