Celebrities 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Hamill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
age 62
Dorothy Stuart Hamill is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies' singles and the 1976 World champion.

Dorothy Lamour is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Parker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Stratten is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. at 20 (1960-1980)
rothy Ruth Hoogstraten, who took the stage name Dorothy Stratten. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and in at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was ...more

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

Dorothy Kilgallen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Malone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
age 94
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

Dorothy Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
age 41
Dorothy Black is an actor.

Dorothy Loudon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

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

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

Dorothy Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy McGowan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
age 80
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

Dorothy Arzner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Mays is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
age 61

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

Dorothy Gibson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Hewett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

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

Dorothy Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Fields is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Stang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Hodgkin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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

Dorothy Kazel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Dorothy
Dec. 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