Dorothy Malone – photos and quotes

Dorothy Malone 1946

“The only thing I did at RKO of any note was lose my Texas accent.”Dorothy Malone


Dorothy Malone young

“I wanted to be a schoolteacher or a nurse, but after appearing in ‘Starbound’ at S.M.U. in Dallas I was brought to Hollywood for three months. I made no pictures but did take lessons.”Dorothy Malone


Dorothy Malone cooking

“I can make any recipe you hand me.”Dorothy Malone

Dorothy Malone 1956

Dorothy Malone’s Special — An interesting mix of salad and sandwich.

For cornbread


1.5 cups white or yellow cornmeal

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

.5 teaspoon salt

.5 tablespoon sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup melted margarine or butter

1 cup milk

Directions: Sift dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat egg in separate bowl with butter and milk. Add to dry ingredients. Stir until moistened. Turn batter in greased 8-inch pan. Bake in pre-heated 425-oven for 20 minutes, or until cornbread is golden brown.

For Black-Eyed Peas


2 cans (15 oz each) black-eyed peas OR two cups of dry peas soaked in water overnight

1/3 cup chopped salt pork

Pepper – freshly ground to taste

Directions: Remove and discard small amount of water from canned peas. Cook peas and salt pork together slowly until most of the liquid is absorbed (about 30 min.) Set aside.

For Salad Topping and Vinaigrette dressing


1 clove garlic, peeled

1 tablespoon minced sweet onion

.5 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

.5 teaspoon dry mustard

.5 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon strained fresh lemon juice

2 to 3 cups crisp salad greens

1 cucumber, peeled, chopped

1 to 2 small ripe tomatoes, chopped

1 small ripe avocado, peeled, cut in chunks

.5 cup chopped sweet onion

3 radishes, chopped, optional

Salt to taste

Ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS: Combine garlic, minced onion, sugar, pepper, mustard, salt, olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice in a jar. Cover and shake well. Chill at least 1 hour before using. (Remove garlic before serving).


Cut loaf of cornbread in half and then each square into fourths. Toast lightly in grill or broiler (so they won’t absorb liquid). Arrange two pieces on each plate. Top with salad and black-eyed peas. Drizzle with leftover dressing over each open-face sandwich. Eat at once.


Shredded cheese on top of Special.

Serves 4-6

SOURCE: Johna Blinn (1985)

Dorothy Malone 1954

“I’ve tried to feel that working in Hollywood was a way of earning a living like any other job. I’ve seen too many kids believe their own publicity and that’s sure death.”Dorothy Malone

Source: Lydia Lane (1954)

Photo: Bert Six (1954)


Dorothy Malone Mike Todd Elizabeth Taylor Academy Awards

“This sounds like a Scarlett O’Hara story. I had a bolt of beautiful curtain material – kind of a beige color with a shimmer. So I took it to a little Japanese girl, and she made a dress for me overnight.”Dorothy Malone

Standing next to her at the 29th Academy Awards is Mike Todd (Best Picture, Around the World in 80 Days) and his wife Elizabeth Taylor. Malone holds the Best Supporting Actress award for Written on the Wind. March 27, 1957.


Dorothy Malone Anthony Quinn Academy Awards

“I was so shocked and nervous. I thanked everybody but the janitors.”Dorothy Malone

With Best Supporting Actor winner Anthony Quinn (Lust for Life). March 27, 1957


Dorothy Malone modeling


“After Written on the Wind I got terrible scripts. I was under contract and forced to make about eight pictures in a row, and I didn’t get paid for two of them. I was worn-out, over-thin and my hair was over-bleached.”Dorothy Malone

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