Dorothy Alison

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Dorothy Alison

Dorothy Alison (4 April 1925 – 17 January 1992) was an Australian stage, film and television actress.

She was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, and was educated at Sydney Girls High School.[1] She moved to London, England in 1949 to further her career. Aside from her numerous mostly-supporting film roles, she appeared in several television programmes and miniseries, including a prominent role in A Town Like Alice, The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV series) as the Ducess Constance and other TV shows.

She was nominated for two BAFTA awards: Most Promising Newcomer for Mandy (1952) and Best British Actress for Reach for the Sky (1956). For her performance in A Town Like Alice, she won the 1982 Logie Award (Australian television) for Best Support Actress in a Single Drama or Mini Series.

She died in London in January, 1992 aged 66.

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  1. ^ "Distinguished Old Girls". The History of Sydney Girls High School. Sydney Girls High School. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 

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