Saturday, May 23, 2015

#73 Dorothy Hart

An elegant and statuesque brunette, Dorothy Hart never really got the break she wanted. She deserted Hollywood in frustration after five years and about 15 credits of supporting roles in A’s and starring roles in B’s. She then did a couple of years of sporadic TV work in New York (including quiz shows), then gave it all up for “more meaningful” work with the Red Cross and U.N. (Seriously now, though, what could be more meaningful than Tarzan’s Savage Fury?)

Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Cleveland

Cheesy Pageant Titles

  • Homecoming Queen, Case Western Reserve
  • National Cover Girl, Columbia Pictures
  • Air Races Queen

Embarrassing Movies

  • Vacancy for a Death
  • The Naked City
  • Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
  • I Was a Communist for the FBI *
  • Tarzan’s Savage Fury
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • A Musical Ice-Travaganza!
  • Sensation-Upon-Sensation! The whole undercover operation of the most danger-laden assignment in the entire history of the F.B.I.!

Embarrassing Characters

  • Helena Glory
  • Jane (yup, that Jane)
  • The New Terpsichore

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends

  • John Randolph Hearst (son of William Randolph Hearst)
  • William S. Paley (CEO of CBS)

Interesting Tidbits
  • Had a BA from Case Western Reserve
  • Was a cover girl for Cosmopolitan, McCalls, and Esquire
  • Made the best-dressed list of Vogue and Harper's Bazzar
  • Was photographed by Cecil Beaton and sketched by Matisse
  • Not to be confused with Dolores Hart, an Elvis babe who became a nun

Where can I learn more?

 Have a  creepy Easter!

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