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Dorothy McHugh (1907–1995)

Dorothy McHugh was born on August 14, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Artist and Models (1937). She died on July 19, 1995 in Philadelphia. See full bio »

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 1937 Artist and Models
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Probably best known for her appearance in the commercial she did for Life Alert, a service for senior citizens who have fallen and need medical help. It was there she immortalized the line "I've fallen and I can't get up," which became a pop culture phrase of the 1990s.


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I've fallen and I can't get up.


McHugh was a Ziegfield Follies dancer. McHugh is probably best known for her line "I've fallen and I can't get up" from the commercial she did for Lifeline Systems.

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