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Dorothy Loudon (1925–2003)

Comedienne Dorothy Loudon had the confidence and talent to make anything or anyone around her funny. The veteran singer/entertainer earned the respect of theatergoers long ago with her hilarious, fully played-out characters on the musical stage. She was born in Boston in 1925 and grew up in both Indianapolis and Claremont, New Hampshire. Her mother... See full bio »
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Known For

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I. Pamela Bates
(1986)
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote Pamela Bates
(1986)
Parade of Stars
Parade of Stars Fanny Brice
(1983)

Filmography

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 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Pamela Bates
- Magnum on Ice (1986) ... Pamela Bates
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Pamela Bates
- Novel Connection (1986) ... Pamela Bates
 1984 Garbo Talks
Sonya Apollinar
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Fanny Brice
 1979 Dorothy (TV Series)
Dorothy Banks
- Give My Regrets to Broadway (1979) ... Dorothy Banks
- Lies and Whispers (1979) ... Dorothy Banks
- Hard Hearted Hamlet (1979) ... Dorothy Banks
- The Bookworm Turns (1979) ... Dorothy Banks
 1977 The 'Annie' Christmas Show (TV Movie)
Miss Hannigan
 1974 Ma and Pa (TV Movie)
Dorothy
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Veronica Mullens (1993)
 1952 It's a Business (TV Series)
Secretary
- Episode #1.8 (1952) ... Secretary
- Episode #1.7 (1952) ... Secretary
- Episode #1.6 (1952) ... Secretary
- Episode #1.5 (1952) ... Secretary
- Episode #1.4 (1952) ... Secretary
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Other Works:

She performed in the revue, "Parade of Stars," at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in New York CIty, New York for the Actors' Fund Benefit with Eddie Albert, Debbie Allen, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, George Burns, David Cassidy, Dick Cavett, Carol Channing, Pam Dawber, Sandy Duncan, Bonnie Franklin... See more »

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Personal Quote:

In the scripts I get to do the things I enjoy most -- playing comedy and singing. I love my work so much that sometimes I feel guilty being paid for it.

Trivia:

Dorothy lost two of her most famous Broadway roles to Carol Burnett when they were transferred to film - Miss Hannigan in Annie (1982) and Dotty Otley in Noises Off... (1992). Ironically, she had replaced Burnett on The Garry Moore Show (1958). See more »

Nickname:

Dotty

Star Sign:

Virgo

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