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If your name is Dorothy, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Dorothy, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Dorothy can you think of? The famous Dorothys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Dorothy, athletes named Dorothy, and even political figures named Dorothy. The music industry is no stranger to the name Dorothy, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Dorothy are worth mentioning? This list includes Dorothy Dandridge, Dorothy Hamill, Dorothy Lamour and Dorothy Parker. To read more about these notable people named Dorothy, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.

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Dorothy Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Dandridge Died at 43 (1922-1965) - Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an African-American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for ...more

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Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Hamill age 60 - Dorothy Stuart Hamill is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion.

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Dorothy Lamour is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Lamour Died at 82 (1914-1996) - Dorothy Lamour was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. Lamour began ...more

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Dorothy Parker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Parker Died at 74 (1893-1967) - Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, ...more

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Dorothy Stratten is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Stratten Died at 20 (1960-1980) - Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, who took the stage name Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, model, and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979, Playmate ...more

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Dorothy L. Sayers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy L. Sayers Died at 64 (1893-1957) - Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best ...more

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Dorothy Kilgallen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Kilgallen Died at 52 (1913-1965) - Dorothy Mae Kilgallen was an American journalist and television game show panelist. She started her career early as a reporter for the Hearst Corporation's New York Evening Journal after ...more

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Dorothy Malone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Malone age 92 - Dorothy Malone is an American actress. Her film career began in 1943, and in her early years she played small roles, mainly in B-movies. After a decade in films, she began to acquire a more ...more

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Dorothy Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Black age 39 - Dorothy Black is an actor.

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Dorothy Loudon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Loudon Died at 78 (1925-2003) - Dorothy Loudon was an American actress and singer. She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1977 for her performance as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Loudon was also nominated for ...more

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Dorothy McGuire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy McGuire Died at 85 (1916-2001) - Dorothy Hackett McGuire was an American actress.

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Dorothy Dell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Dell Died at 19 (1915-1934) - Dorothy Dell was an American film actress.

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Dorothy Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Ford Died at 88 (1922-2010) - Dorothy Ford was an American actress and model active during the 1940s through 1960s. She began her career as a model, largely due to her height of 6 feet, 2 inches and a 38-26-38-and-a-half ...more

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Dorothy McGowan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy McGowan age 78 - Dorothy McGowan is a Brooklyn, New York-born former model and actress. She was discovered as a talent agent picked her out of a crowd of Beatles fans at Kennedy Airport. Her sole screen credit ...more

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Dorothy Arzner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Arzner Died at 82 (1897-1979) - Dorothy Arzner was an American film director whose career in feature films spanned from the late 1920s into the early 1940s. Through much of that time she was one of the few woman working in the ...more

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Dorothy Mays is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
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Dorothy Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Sebastian Died at 54 (1903-1957) - Dorothy Sebastian was an American film and stage actress.

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Dorothy Gibson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Gibson Died at 57 (1889-1946) - Dorothy Gibson was a pioneering American silent film actress, artist's model and singer active in the early 20th century. She is best remembered as a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic and ...more

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Dorothy Hewett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Hewett Died at 79 (1923-2002) - Dorothy Coade Hewett was an Australian feminist poet, novelist and playwright. She was also a member of the Communist Party of Australia, though she clashed on many occasions with the party's ...more

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Dorothy Gish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Gish Died at 70 (1898-1968) - Dorothy Elizabeth Gish was an American actress, and the younger sister of actress Lillian Gish.

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Dorothy Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Day Died at 83 (1897-1980) - Dorothy Day, Obl.O.S.B. was an American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert. She advocated the Catholic economic theory of distributism. In the 1930s, Day worked closely ...more

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Dorothy Fields is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Fields Died at 69 (1905-1974) - Dorothy Fields was an American librettist and lyricist. She wrote over 400 songs for Broadway musicals and films. Along with Ann Ronell, Dana Suesse, Bernice Petkere, and Kay Swift, she was one ...more

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Dorothy Stang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Stang Died at 74 (1931-2005) - Sister Dorothy Mae Stang, S.N.D., was an American-born, Brazilian member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was murdered in Anapu, a city in the state of Pará, ...more

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Dorothy Hodgkin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Hodgkin Died at 84 (1910-1994) - Dorothy Mary Hodgkin, OM, FRS, known professionally as Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin or simply Dorothy Hodgkin, was a British biochemist who developed protein crystallography, for which she was won ...more

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Dorothy Kazel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Kazel Died at 41 (1939-1980) - Sister Dorothy Kazel, O.S.U., was an American Ursuline Religious Sister and missionary to El Salvador. On December 2, 1980, she and fellow missionaries, Maryknoll Sisters Ita Ford, Maura Clarke ...more

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Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger age 42 - Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger is a former American astronaut. She married Jason Metcalf-Lindenburger, a seventh grade teacher at the time, in 2000. She was a science ...more

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Dorothy Arnold is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Arnold Died at 25 (1885-1910) - Dorothy Harriet Camille Arnold was an American socialite who disappeared while walking on Fifth Avenue in New York City in December 1910. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance have ...more

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Dorothy Allison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Allison age 66 - Dorothy Allison is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her writing includes themes of class struggle, sexual abuse, child abuse, feminism and ...more

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Dorothy Dietrich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Dietrich age 47 - Dorothy Dietrich is an American stage magician and escapologist, and the first and only woman to have performed the bullet catch in her mouth. She was also the first woman to perform a ...more

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Dorothy Lyman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Lyman age 69 - Dorothy Lyman is an American television actress, director and producer. She is most commonly known for her work as Gwen Frame in Another World and in All My Children as Opal Sue Gardner, as ...more

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Dorothy Provine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Provine Died at 75 (1935-2010) - Dorothy Michelle Provine was an American singer, dancer, actress, and comedienne.

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Dorothy Howell Rodham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Howell Rodham Died at 92 (1919-2011) - Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham was an American homemaker and mother of First Lady, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Dorothy LeMay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy LeMay age 61 - Dorothy LeMay is an American former pornographic actress, who was active in pornography industry from the late 1970s until the early-1980s. She has been inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame.

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Dorothy Lavinia Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Lavinia Brown Died at 85 (1919-2004) - Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown, also known as "Dr. D.", was an African-American surgeon, legislator, and teacher. She was the first female surgeon of African-American ancestry from the ...more

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Dorothy Height is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Height Died at 98 (1912-2010) - Dorothy Irene Height an American administrator and educator, was a civil rights and women's rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, ...more

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Dorothy Dene is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Dene Died at 29 (1870-1899) - Dorothy Dene, born Ada Alice Pullan, was an English stage actress and artist's model for the painter Lord Leighton. Dene was considered to have a classical face and figure and a flawless ...more

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Dorothy Dunnett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Dunnett Died at 78 (1923-2001) - Dorothy Dunnett OBE was a Scottish historical novelist. She is best known for her six-part series about Francis Crawford of Lymond, The Lymond Chronicles, which she followed with the eight-part ...more

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Dorothy Hart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Hart Died at 82 (1922-2004) - Dorothy Hart was an American screen actress, known mostly for her supporting roles. She is best remembered as Howard Duff's fiancée in the 1948 film The Naked City.

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Dorothy Tutin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Tutin Died at 71 (1930-2001) - Dame Dorothy Tutin, DBE was an English actress of stage, film and television. For her work in the theatre, she won two Olivier Awards and two Evening Standard Awards for Best Actress. She was ...more

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Dorothy B. Hughes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy B. Hughes Died at 89 (1904-1993) - Dorothy B. Hughes was an American crime writer and literary critic. Hughes wrote fourteen crime and detective novels, primarily in the hardboiled and noir styles, and is best known for the ...more

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Dorothy Phillips is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Phillips Died at 91 (1889-1980) - Dorothy Phillips was an American stage and film actress.

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Dorothy Revier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Revier Died at 89 (1904-1993) - Dorothy Revier was an American actress. She was educated in the public schools of Oakland before going to New York City to study classical dancing. Later she went to Paris, France, to study and ...more

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Dorothy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Jordan Died at 82 (1906-1988) - Dorothy Jordan was an American movie actress who had a short but successful career beginning in talking pictures in 1929.

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Dorothy Rowe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Rowe age 86 - Dr. Dorothy Rowe is an Australian psychologist and author, whose area of interest is depression. Dr. Rowe currently resides in the United Kingdom. Rowe came to England in her forties, working at ...more

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Dorothy Squires is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Squires Died at 83 (1915-1998) - Dorothy Squires was a Welsh vocalist. Among her recordings were versions of "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening", "I'm in the Mood for Love", "Anytime", "If You

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Dorothy DeLay is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy DeLay Died at 85 (1917-2002) - Dorothy DeLay was an American violin instructor, primarily at the Juilliard School and University of Cincinnati She was born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

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Dorothy Baker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Baker Died at 61 (1907-1968) - Dorothy Baker was an American novelist.

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Dorothy Eden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Eden Died at 70 (1912-1982) - Dorothy Enid Eden was a novelist and short story writer. She was born in a farming community near Ashburton on the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand, where she attended school and worked as a ...more

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Dorothy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Dalton Died at 79 (1893-1972) - Dorothy Dalton was an American silent film actress and stage personality who worked her way from a stock company to a movie career. Beginning in 1910, Dalton was a player in stock companies in ...more

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Dorothy Porter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dorothy Porter Died at 54 (1954-2008) - Dorothy Featherstone Porter was an Australian poet.