Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dorothy Malone.

Dorothy Malone (born January 30, 1925). Much of Malone's early career was in "B" movies, or in Westerns, although she did she have the opportunity to play small roll in the film, 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 had transformed herself into a platinum blonde when she co-starred with Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, and Robert Stack in, Written on the Wind (1956). Directed by Douglas Sirk. Based on Robert Wilder's 1945 novel of the same name,  of the real-life scandal involving singer, Libby Holman and her husband.

The troubles begin after Kyle's impulsive marriage to Lucy Moore. He turns against his childhood friend, Mitch Wayne, a geologist for the oil company. Kyle goes into a deep depression after the death of his father, who thinks highly of Mitch but does not think much of his own children.

Mitch is secretly in love with Lucy. He keeps these feelings private until Kyle, having been diagnosed with a low sperm count, assaults Lucy when she announces her pregnancy, wrongly assuming it to be the result of adultery with Mitch. Mitch plans to leave town with her as soon as she's well enough to travel. A drunken Kyle grabs a gun with plans to shoot Mitch. Marylee, tries to grab the gun from him, but it accidentally fires, killing him. Will Marylee be punished for the crime,or will she be left alone to run the company .

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. As a result, she was offered more substantial roles in, 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). Other films include: The Tarnished Angels, The Last Voyage and The Last Sunset.

In the 1963-1964 season, Malone guest starred on, The Greatest Show on Earth. She performed in the lead role of, Constance MacKenzie on the ABC prime time serial Peyton Place, in which she starred from 1964 to 1968. She had a featured role in the miniseries, Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). In her last screen performance, she played a mother convicted of murdering her family in, Basic Instinct (1992).

Night and Day (1946)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Flaxy Martin (1949)
Colorado Territory (1949)
The Nevadan (1950)
Convicted (1950)
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)
The Bushwackers (1952)
Scared Stiff (1953)
Young at Heart (1954)
Battle Cry (1955)
The Fast and the Furious (1955)
Sincerely Yours (1955)
Written on the Wind (1956)
The Last Sunset(1961)

Beach Party (1963)
Fate Is the Hunter (1964)
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)
Winter Kills (1979)
Basic Instinct (1992)


  1. Nice Layout ;-)

    Not To Forget, "The Last Sunset" 1961

  2. Thank you and Thank you, for stopping by.:)


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