Dorothy Alison

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Dorothy Alison
Dorothy Alison.jpg
Born (1925-04-04)4 April 1925
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Died 17 January 1992(1992-01-17) (aged 66)
London, England, UK

Dorothy Alison (4 April 1925 – 17 January 1992) was an Australian stage, film and television actress.[1]

She was born in the New South Wales mining city of Broken Hill and educated at Sydney Girls High School.[2] She moved to London in 1949 to further her career.[3] 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 as the Duchess Constance and other TV shows.[4][5]

She was nominated for two BAFTA awards: Most Promising Newcomer for Mandy (1952) and Best British Actress for Reach for the Sky (1956).[6][7] For her performance in A Town Like Alice, she won the 1982 Logie Award (Australian television) for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Telemovie.[8]

She died in London two-and-a-half months before her 67th birthday.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Dorothy Alison".
  2. ^ "Distinguished Old Girls". History of Sydney Girls High School. Sydney Girls High School. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  3. ^ "Dorothy Alison - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ "A Town Like Alice (1981)".
  5. ^ "Dorothy Alison".
  6. ^ "BAFTA Awards".
  7. ^ "BAFTA Awards".
  8. ^ "Australian Television: 1982-1985 Logie Awards".

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