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Famous People Named Dorothy

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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.
  • Dorothy Dandridge

    Dorothy Dandridge

    Dec. at 43 (1922-1965)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965) was an American film and theatre... more on Wikipedia

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    #210 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#112 of 192 The Greatest Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

  • Dorothy Hamill

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Dorothy Stuart Hamill (born July 26, 1956) is a retired American figure skater. She is the... more on Wikipedia

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    #84 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#174 of 238 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

  • Dorothy Lamour

    Dorothy Lamour

    Dec. at 82 (1914-1996)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Mary Leta Dorothy Lamour (née Slaton; December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #615 of 853 The Best Actresses in Film History#35 of 35 35 Famous Movie Stars of the 1930s

  • Dorothy Parker

    Dorothy Parker

    Dec. at 74 (1893-1967)

    BirthplaceLong Branch, New Jersey

    Dorothy Parker (née Rothschild; August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #663 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#1558 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Dorothy Stratten

    Dorothy Stratten

    Dec. at 20 (1960-1980)

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980), who took the professional name... more on Wikipedia

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    #24 of 100 The Most Beautiful Women Of The '70s#1 of 5 The 8 Strangest Playboy Playmate Deaths of All Time

  • Dorothy L. Sayers

    Dorothy L. Sayers

    Dec. at 64 (1893-1957)

    BirthplaceSouth East England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Oxford, England

    Dorothy Leigh Sayers (; 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was an English crime writer and poet.... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dec. at 52 (1913-1965)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Dorothy Mae Kilgallen (July 3, 1913 – November 8, 1965) was an American journalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Malone

    Dorothy Malone

    Age: 95

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Mary Dorothy Maloney (January 29, 1924 – January 19, 2018) was an American actress. Her film... more on Wikipedia


    #1463 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#32 of 53 The Best Living Actresses Over 80

  • Dorothy Loudon

    Dorothy Loudon

    Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Dorothy Loudon (September 17, 1925 – November 15, 2003) was an American actress and singer.... more on Wikipedia

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    #101 of 125 The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time#40 of 53 The Greatest Female Broadway Stars

  • Dorothy McGuire

    Dorothy McGuire

    Dec. at 85 (1916-2001)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Dorothy Hackett McGuire (June 14, 1916 – September 13, 2001) was an American actress. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Dell

    Dorothy Dell

    Dec. at 19 (1915-1934)

    BirthplaceHattiesburg, Mississippi, United States of America

    Dorothy Dell (January 30, 1915 – June 8, 1934) was an American film actress. She is best... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Ford

    Dorothy Ford

    Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)

    BirthplaceUSA, Perris, California

    Dorothy Ford (April 4, 1922 – October 15, 2010) was an American actress and model active... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy McGowan

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Dorothy McGowan (sometimes credited as Dorothy MacGowan, born circa 1939) is a Brooklyn, New... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Arzner

    Dorothy Arzner

    Dec. at 82 (1897-1979)


    Dorothy Emma Arzner[1] (January 3, 1897 – October 1, 1979) was an American film director whose... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Mays

    BirthplaceNuremberg, Germany

  • Dorothy Sebastian

    Dorothy Sebastian

    Dec. at 54 (1903-1957)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, USA, Alabama

    Dorothy Sebastian (born Stella Dorothy Sabiston; April 26, 1903 – April 8, 1957) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Gibson

    Dorothy Gibson

    Dec. at 57 (1889-1946)

    BirthplaceHoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

    Dorothy Gibson (May 17, 1889 – February 17, 1946) was a pioneering American silent film... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Hewett

    Dorothy Hewett

    Dec. at 79 (1923-2002)

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Dorothy Coade Hewett (21 May 1923 – 25 August 2002) was an Australian feminist poet, novelist... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Gish

    Dorothy Gish

    Dec. at 70 (1898-1968)

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Dorothy Elizabeth Gish (March 11, 1898 – June 4, 1968) was an American actress of the screen... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Day

    Dorothy Day

    Dec. at 83 (1897-1980)

    BirthplaceBath Beach, New York City, New York

    Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist, social... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Fields

    Dorothy Fields

    Dec. at 69 (1905-1974)

    BirthplaceAllenhurst, New Jersey, United States of America

    Dorothy Fields (July 15, 1904 – March 28, 1974) was an American librettist and lyricist. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Stang

    Dorothy Stang

    Dec. at 74 (1931-2005)

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    Sister Dorothy Mae Stang, S.N.D., (7 June 1931 – 12 February 2005) was an American-born,... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Hodgkin

    Dorothy Hodgkin

    Dec. at 84 (1910-1994)

    BirthplaceCairo, Egypt

    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin (12 May 1910 – 29 July 1994) was a British chemist who... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Kazel

    Dorothy Kazel

    Dec. at 41 (1939-1980)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Sister Dorothy Kazel, O.S.U. (June 30, 1939 – December 2, 1980), was an American Ursuline... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger (born May 2, 1975 in Colorado Springs, Colorado)... more on Wikipedia