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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)

Filmography

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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:

Book: "Girl Around the World" published by David McKay See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »


Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Appeared weekly on 'What's My Line?' throughout her third pregnancy, right up until the week before her delivery. The mores of the 1950s prohibited pregnant women appearing on TV, despite Lucille Ball's groundbreaking 1952 appearances on 'I Love Lucy' while pregnant with her second child. What enabled Dorothy to appear on 'What's My Line?' throughout her entire pregnancy was that the long desk at... See more »

Nickname:

Dolly Mae

Star Sign:

Cancer

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