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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 »

Died:

(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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Murder One" published by Random House See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Trivia:

Suffered from insomnia, and regularly took barbiturates. Although many felt this habit led to her death, New York medical examiner James Luke could not prove she ever had abused the pills or capsules. No one came forward to say publicly that she had. She died from an overdose, not from long-term damage to her body that she may have done over the years. Estimates of how many capsules she took ... See more »

Nickname:

Dolly Mae

Star Sign:

Cancer

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