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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)
To Tell the Truth
To Tell the Truth Herself - Guest Panelist
(1962)
Texaco Star Theatre
Texaco Star Theatre Herself / Herself - Columnist
(1951-1954)

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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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Trivia:

Often credited as the first journalist to break the story that John F. Kennedy was having an affair with Marilyn Monroe. Actually, the Voice of Broadway column that reached New Yorkers on Friday afternoon, August 3, 1962 said only that the actress has "proven vastly alluring to a handsome gentleman who's a bigger name than Joe DiMaggio was in his heydey." Monroe died that Saturday night or Sunday... See more »

Nickname:

Dolly Mae

Star Sign:

Cancer

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