Mrs. Dorothy Quimby

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Dorothy Quimby
Ramona (novel series) character
First appearance Beezus and Ramona
Last appearance Ramona's World
Created by Beverly Cleary
Portrayed by Lynda Mason Green (Ramona) Bridget Moynahan (Ramona and Beezus)
Gender Female
Occupation Receptionist
Family the Quimbys
Spouse(s) Mr. Robert Quimby
Children Beezus Quimby (daughter) Ramona Quimby (daughter) Roberta Quimby (daughter)
Relatives Beatrice Ann Kemp (sister, née Day) Mrs. Day (mom) Mr. Day (dad)
Nationality American

Dorothy Quimby is a fictional character created by author Beverly Cleary. Married to Robert Quimby, Dorothy is the mother to Beezus, Ramona, and Roberta Quimby.


Dorothy made her debut in Beezus and Ramona, the first book in the Ramona series. Previously a stay-at-home mother, she began work as a doctor's office receptionist after Robert was laid off.

Dorothy has a younger sister, Beatrice, after whom Beezus is named. Beezus and Ramona firmly believe that Dorothy and Beatrice had always gotten along famously, but the girls are shocked when Dorothy and Beatrice admit that, when they were children, their relationship was, at times, as contentious as Beezus and Ramona's; Dorothy cites a particular incident in which Beatrice, jealous that Dorothy had acquired an autograph book, proceeded to sign her name in multiple permutations on every page of the book.

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Mrs. Quimby is played by Lynda Mason Green in the 1988 television series Ramona,[1] and by Bridget Moynahan in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus.[2][3][4][5]

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