Studio publicity photo, 1956
|Born||Dorothy Eloise Maloney
January 30, 1925
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
(m.1959–1964; divorced) (2 children)
Charles Huston Bell
|Children||Mimi Esther Therese Bergerac (b. 1960)
Diane Alice Bergerac (b. 1962)
Dorothy Malone (born January 30, 1925) is an American actress. Her film career began in 1943, and in her early years she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a decade in films, she began to acquire a more glamorous image, particularly after her performance in Written on the Wind (1956), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her film career reached its peak by the beginning of the 1960s, and she achieved later success with her television role as Constance MacKenzie on Peyton Place from 1964 to 1968. Less active in her later years, Malone returned to films in 1992 as the friend of Sharon Stone's character in Basic Instinct.
Early life and career
Malone was born Dorothy Eloise Maloney in Chicago. Her family moved to Dallas, Texas, where she worked as a child model and began acting in school plays. She attended Ursuline Convent, the Hockaday School, and Highland Park High School.  While performing at Southern Methodist University, she was spotted by an RKO talent agent and was signed to a studio contract, making her film debut in 1943 in Gildersleeve on Broadway in an uncredited role, and shortly after appeared in The Falcon and the Co-eds, credited as Dorothy Maloney.
Much of Malone's early career was spent in supporting roles in B-movies, many of them Westerns, although on occasion she played small but memorable roles, such as the brainy, lusty, bespectacled bookstore clerk in The Big Sleep (1946) with Humphrey Bogart, and the love interest of Dean Martin in the musical-comedy Artists and Models (1955).
By 1956, Malone transformed herself into a platinum blonde and shed her "good girl" image when she co-starred with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, and Robert Stack in director Douglas Sirk's drama Written on the Wind. Her portrayal of the dipso-nymphomaniac daughter of a Texas oil baron won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. As a result, she was offered more substantial roles in such films as Too Much, Too Soon, where she portrayed Diana Barrymore, Man of a Thousand Faces (with James Cagney), and Warlock (with Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark). Additional screen credits include The Tarnished Angels (in which she reunited with former co-stars Hudson and Stack and director Sirk), The Last Voyage (with Stack) and The Last Sunset (with Hudson).
During the 1963-1964 season, Malone guest starred on ABC's circus drama The Greatest Show on Earth, starring Jack Palance. From 1964-1968, she played the lead role of Constance MacKenzie on the ABC prime time serial Peyton Place except for a brief stretch where she was absent due to surgery. Lola Albright filled in until her return. In 1968, she was written out of the show after complaining that she was given little to do. Malone sued 20th Century-Fox for $1.6 million for breach of contract; it was settled out of court. She would later return to the role in the TV movies Murder in Peyton Place (1977) and Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985). Malone had a featured role in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). In her last screen appearance, she played a mother convicted of murdering her family in Basic Instinct (1992) with Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.
Malone has been married and divorced twice and her marriage to New York businessman Robert Tomarkin was annulled. She has two daughters, Mimi and Diane, from her first marriage to actor Jacques Bergerac. Her star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 1718 Vine. As of 2011[update], Malone is retired and living in Dallas, Texas. Malone was raised Roman Catholic.
|1943||Gildersleeve on Broadway||Model||(uncredited)|
|The Falcon and the Co-eds||Dorothy (as Dorothy Maloney)- Co-ed|
|Higher and Higher||Bridesmaid|
|1944||Seven Days Ashore||Betty - Pianist||(uncredited)|
|Step Lively||Telephone operator|
|Youth Runs Wild||Girl in Booth|
|One Mysterious Night||Eileen Daley|
|Hollywood Canteen||Junior Hostess|
|1945||Too Young to Know||Mary|
|1946||Janie Gets Married||Sgt. Spud Lee|
|Night and Day||Nancy|
|The Big Sleep||Acme Book Shop Proprietress|
|1948||To the Victor||Miriam|
|Two Guys from Texas||Joan Winston|
|One Sunday Afternoon||Amy Lind|
|1949||Flaxy Martin||Nora Carson|
|South of St. Louis||Deborah Miller|
|Colorado Territory||Julie Ann Winslow|
|1950||The Nevadan||Karen Galt|
|The Killer That Stalked New York||Alice Lorie|
|Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone||Lola Gillway|
|1951||Saddle Legion||Dr. Ann F. Rollins|
|The Bushwackers||Cathy Sharpe|
|1952||Torpedo Alley||Lt. Susan Peabody|
|Law & Order||Jeannie|
|Jack Slade||Virginia Maria Dale|
|Omnibus||Elizabeth||Episode: "The Horn Blows at Midnight"|
|Four Star Playhouse||Marie Roberts||Episode: "Moorings"|
|1954||Young at Heart||Fran Tuttle|
|The Lone Gun||Charlotte Downing|
|Private Hell 36||Francey Farnham|
|Security Risk||Donna Weeks|
|Four Star Playhouse||Ella||Episode: "A Study in Panic"|
|1955||Battle Cry||Mrs. Elaine Yurborough (USO Manager in San Diego)|
|The Fast and the Furious||Connie Adair|
|Five Guns West||Shalee|
|Tall Man Riding||Corinna Ordway|
|Sincerely Yours||Linda Curtis|
|Artists and Models||Abigail 'Abby' Parker|
|At Gunpoint||Martha Wright|
|Fireside Theater||Marion Carney||Episode: Mr. Onion|
|Lux Video Theatre||Intermission Guest||Episode: "The Hunted"|
|G.E. True Theater||Eva Balto Kelly||Episode: "The Clown"|
|1956||Tension at Table Rock||Lorna Miller|
|Pillars of the Sky||Calla Gaxton|
|Written on the Wind||Marylee Hadley||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
|The Loretta Young Show||May Hadley||Episode: "A Ticket for May"|
|Man of a Thousand Faces||Cleva Creighton Chaney|
|Tip on a Dead Jockey||Phyllis Tredman|
|The Tarnished Angels||LaVerne Shumann|
|1958||Too Much, Too Soon||Diana Barrymore|
|Cimarron City||Nora Arkins||Episode: "A Respectable Girl"|
|1960||The Last Voyage||Laurie Henderson|
|Alcoa Theatre||Ann St. Martin||Episode: "The Last Flight Out"|
|1961||The Last Sunset||Belle Breckenridge|
|Route 66||Christina Summers||Episode: "Fly Away Home"|
|Checkmate||Lorna Shay||Episode: "The Heat of Passion"|
|The Dick Powell Show||Elena Shay||Episode: "Open Season"|
|G.E. True Theater||Ellen Rogers||Episode: "A Little White Lye"|
|1962||Dr. Kildare||Rena Ladovan||Episode: "The Administrator"|
|The Untouchables||Kitty Edmonds||Episode: "The Floyd Gibbons Story"|
|G.E. True Theater||Ruth Hammond||Episode: "Somebody Please Help Me!"|
|1964||The Greatest Show on Earth||Jeannie Gilbert||Episode: "Where the Wire Ends"|
|Fate Is the Hunter||Lisa Bond||(uncredited)|
|Arrest and Trial||Lois Janeway||Episode: "Modus Operandi"|
|1964-1968||Peyton Place||Constance Mackenzie
Constance Mackenzie Carson
Golden Apple Award for Most Cooperative Actress (1965)
Photoplay Award for Most Popular Female Star (1965)
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female (1965-1966)
|1967||Insight||Edith Stein||Episode: "The Edith Stein Story"|
|1969||Carnal Circuit||Vanessa Brighton|
|The Pigeon||Elaine Hagen||(TV movie)|
|1972||The Bold Ones: The New Doctors||Ruth McLayne||Episode: "Is This Operation Necessary?"|
|1973||Ironside||Agatha Mott||Episode: "Confessions: From a Lady of the Night"|
|1975||The Man Who Would Not Die||Paula Stafford|
|1976||Ellery Queen||Carol Franklin||Episode: "The Adventure of the Electric Engineer"|
|Rich Man, Poor Man||Irene Goodwin||Episode: "Part VII: Chapters 10"
Episode: "Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12"
|The Streets of San Francisco||Julia Desmond||Episode: "Child of Anger"|
|1977||Golden Rendezvous||Mrs. Skinner|
|Little Ladies of the Night||Maggie||(TV movie)|
|The November Plan||Dawn Archer||(TV movie)|
|Murder in Peyton Place||Constance MacKenzie||(TV movie)|
|1978||The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries||Mrs. Blain||Episode: "The House on Possessed Hill"|
|High Hopes||Mrs. Herzog|
|Vega$||Mrs. Gardner||Episode: "Love, Laugh, and Die"|
|Flying High||Jane||Episode: "A Hairy Yak Plays Musical Chairs Eagerly"|
|Katie: Portrait of a Centrefold||Myrte Cutler||(TV movie)|
|1979||The Day Time Ended||Ana Williams|
|Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff||Mildred|
|Winter Kills||Emma Kegan|
|The Greatest Heroes of the Bible||Nagar||Episode: "Sodom and Gomorrah"|
|1980||The Littlest Hobo||Elena||Episode: "Guardian Angle"|
|Condominium||Molly Denniver||(TV miniseries)|
|1982||Off Your Rocker||Shelley Delaine|
|1983||The Being||Marge Smith|
|1984||He's Not Your Son||Dr. Sullivan||(TV movie)|
|1985||Peyton Place: The Next Generation||Constance Carson|
|1987||Rest in Pieces||Catherine Boyle|
|1992||Basic Instinct||Hazel Dobkins|
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- "(Dorothy Malone search)". Academy Awards database. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- "Dorothy Malone". Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- "Dorothy Malone - The Private Life and Times of Dorothy Malone. Dorothy Malone Pictures.".
- "Dorothy Malone glad to be back in Peyton Place role". Midland Reporter Telegram. September 25, 1977. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
- "Dorothy Malone is settled, happy". The Evening Independent. May 29, 1981. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
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