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 58)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980-1997
Spouse(s) Dan Aykroyd (1983–present)

Donna Lynn Dixon (born July 20, 1957) is a retired American actress and former beauty queen. After meeting and starring together in the film Doctor Detroit, Dixon has worked in several movies with her husband Dan Aykroyd.

Life and career[edit]

Dixon was born on July 20, 1957, in Alexandria, Virginia to Earl Dixon. Her father 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. Dixon 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; she played the role of Sonny Lumet.

Months after they worked together in the 1983 film Doctor Detroit, Dixon and actor Dan Aykroyd married. They later starred together in the 1983 film Twilight Zone: The Movie (though they did not share any scenes), in the 1985 film Spies Like Us and in 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.[citation needed]

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

In the Family Guy episode "To Love and Die in Dixie," Peter refers to the Mason–Dixon line as the "Donna Dixon line."



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Preceded by
Linda McKee
Miss Virginia USA
Succeeded by
Lynn Herring