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Oscar-Winning Actress Dorothy Malone Dies At 92 In Her Hometown Of Dallas

January 24, 2018 14:57

Dorothy Malone, an actress known to us for her roles in such famous and beloved movies as Written on the Wind and series Peyton Place, died on Jan. 19 in an assisted-living facility in her hometown of Dallas. She almost made it to her 93rd birthday on Jan. 30.

The news about her death shocked lots of us when her manager, Burt Shapiro, announced it. Her daughter, Mimi Vanderstraaten, commented that her mother died from natural causes.

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The actress began her career in Hollywood at the dawn of the studio era. These were the 40s, and the demand for such an actress as Dorothy Malone was huge. She had a chance to try herself in lots of multifaceted roles and genres. Dorothy played her roles in musicals, dramas, westerns, and other kinds of movies.

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She was always desperate for something different, something new. This was probably the reason Dorothy decided to change her image of a loving wife and took a chance of playing a role of an alcoholic nymphomaniac in Written on the Wind.

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Since then, her 11-year-old image of a good wife was erased, and the era of the naughty Dorothy Malone began. It was the movie she received her Oscar for.

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However, it is probably the series Peyton Place that the majority of us remembers her by. She played a mother who owned a bookstore and kept a secret about the birth of her daughter, played by Mia Farrow. The series was wildly popular on TV back then.

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The news about the death of the legend petrified a lot of people who knew and loved her.

Mia Farrow was among those who publically paid tribute to the great actress. She even called Dorothy her "beautiful TV mom." In real life, Dorothy had two daughters, Mimi and Diane.

It’s immensely sad to learn that people we love leave us. But the memories we keep will live forever. Rest in peace, our beautiful Dorothy Malone.

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