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Dorothy McGuire (I) (1916–2001)


A genuine model of sincerity, practicality and dignity in most of the roles she inhabited, actress Dorothy McGuire offered Tinseltown more talent than it probably knew what to do with. A quiet, passive beauty, she had a soothing quality to her open-faced looks and voice. She was a natural when he came to tearjerkers and she certainly had a knack ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gentleman's Agreement
(1947)
Old Yeller
Old Yeller Katie Coates
(1957)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
(1945)
The Spiral Staircase
(1946)

Filmography

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 1990 The Last Best Year (TV Movie)
Anne
 1990 Caroline? (TV Movie)
Flora Atkins
 1986-1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Jane Thompson
- We Have Forever: Part 2 (1988) ... Jane Thompson
- We Have Forever: Part 1 (1988) ... Jane Thompson
- Keep Smiling (1986) ... Jane Thompson
 1987 Summer Heat
Narrator (voice)
 1986 American Geisha (TV Movie)
Ann Suzuki
 1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Augusta Endicott
- Family Affair (1986) ... Augusta Endicott
- Family Feud (1986) ... Augusta Endicott
- Family Ties (1986) ... Augusta Endicott
 1985 Between the Darkness and the Dawn (TV Movie)
Beryl Foster
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
The Matriarch
- The Matriarch (1985) ... The Matriarch
 1985 Amos (TV Movie)
Hester Farrell
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Mrs. Christopher
- Skeletons (1985) ... Mrs. Christopher
 1982-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Sarah Webster / Hanna Hamilton
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Joan Mallory
- Three's a Crowd/Second Time Around (1983) ... Joan Mallory
 1983 Ghost Dancing (TV Movie)
Sarah Bowman
 1979 The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel (TV Movie)
Effie Webb
 1978 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Marmee March
- Pilot (1978) ... Marmee March
 1975 The Runaways (TV Movie)
Angela Lakey
 1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Mother (voice)
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Cora Miller (1984)
 1972 She Waits (TV Movie)
Sarah Wilson
 1971 Flight of the Doves
Granny O'Flaherty
 1964 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest Vocalist
 1963 Summer Magic
Margaret Carey
 1961 Susan Slade
Leah Slade
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
Martha Fairon
 1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Mrs. Emily 'Ma' Pennypacker
 1954-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Miranda / Janet Spence
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1956) ... Miranda
 1955 Trial
Abbe
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Jody Norris
- To Each His Own (1954) ... Jody Norris
 1954 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Tina
- A Garden in the Sea (1954) ... Tina
 1954 Three Coins in the Fountain
Miss Frances
 1954 Make Haste to Live
Crystal Benson
 1952 Invitation
Ellen Bowker Pierce
 1951 I Want You
Nancy Greer
 1951 Callaway Went Thataway
Deborah Patterson
 1950 Mother Didn't Tell Me
Jane Morgan
 1946 The Spiral Staircase
Helen
 1944 Reward Unlimited (Short)
Peggy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Thornton Wilder's play, "Our Town," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Frank Craven, Evelyn Varden, Helen Carew, James Spottswood, Raymond Roe, Tom Fadden, John Craven, Patricia Roe, Charles Wiley Jr., Thomas W. Ross, Walter O. Hill, Alice Donaldson, Thomas Coley, Katharine Raht, Milton Parsons, William ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I first read the script, I realized that Katie would have to be played as a rather down-to-earth person. See more »

Trivia:

Aunt of Tracy Brooks Swope. See more »

Nickname:

Dottie

Star Sign:

Gemini

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