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Dorothy Kilgallen (1913–1965)

Dorothy Kilgallen was the daughter of James Kilgallen, a colorful and popular newspaperman with the Hearst Corporation. She followed her father into the newspaper business and made her early reputation as a crime reporter (a novelty for women in those days) and for her participation in an around-the-world race using transportation that was ... See full bio »

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(age 52) in New York, USA

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Known For

What's My Line?
What's My Line? Herself - Panelist / Herself - Mystery Guest / Herself -Panelist
(1950-1965)
The Match Game
The Match Game Herself - Team Captain
(1963-1964)
Texaco Star Theatre
Texaco Star Theatre Herself / Herself - Columnist
(1951-1954)
To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth Herself / Herself - Panelist
(1962-1965)

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 1964 Pajama Party
Dorothy - Lands on J.D.'s Motorcycle (uncredited)
 1936 Sinner Take All
Reporter
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Dream With Music. Musical/fantasy. Music by Clay Warnick. Book by Sidney Sheldon, Dorothy Kilgallen [only Broadway credit] and Ben Roberts. Lyrics by Edward Eager. Vocal arrangements by Clay Warnick. Orchestral Arrangements by Clay Warnick, Hans Spialek, Ted Royal and Robert Russell Bennett. Tap Routines Directed by Henry ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Her gossip column called the Voice of Broadway made her enemies in the entertainment business, notably Frank Sinatra, who went out of his way to cut her down in his Las Vegas shows. Although his daughter Nancy Sinatra criticized Kilgallen in a posthumous book on the singer, Nancy was willing to appear as a mystery guest on What's My Line? (1950) while he was feuding with the columnist. The two ... See more »

Nickname:

Dolly Mae

Star Sign:

Cancer

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