Lynn Cartwright

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Lynn Cartwright
Born Doralyn Emma Cartwright
February 27, 1927
McAlester, Oklahoma, U.S
Died 2 January 2004(2004-01-02) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, U.S
Notable work A League of Their Own
Spouse(s) Leo Gordon
(1950.02.14-2000.12.26, his death)
Children 2

Lynn Cartwright (February 27, 1927 – January 2, 2004) was an American character actress probably best known for her performance as the older version of Geena Davis' character, Dottie Hinson, in the 1992 film A League of Their Own.

She was born Doralyn Emma Cartwright in McAlester, Oklahoma, the daughter of U.S. Congressman Wilburn Cartwright and his wife Carrie (née Staggs). Her younger sister, Wilburta (b. 1928-d.2012), was an artist. She was also related to former Oklahoma Legislator Buck Cartwright and former Oklahoma Attorney General Jan-Eric Cartwright.

Her acting career spanned from 1957 to 1992 and included smaller roles in largely forgettable films such as Black Patch (1957), The Cry Baby Killer (1958), The Wasp Woman (1959), All the Loving Couples (1969), Son of Hitler (1978) and Lovelines (1984). She was also involved with the Group Repertory Theatre in Burbank, California.

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Cartwright was married to actor/writer Leo Gordon from February 14, 1950 until his death on Boxing Day - December 26th, 2000. She had a daughter, Tara, and a stepdaughter.


She died from complications of dementia on 2 January 2004, aged 76, after having suffered a fall in which she fractured her hip. Her interment was located in Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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