List of Famous people named Dorothy

Name Dorothy is among the most common names in USA, England. Similar names: Dorothea, Dorothee, Dorota, Dorottya, Dorothie, Dorotea, Dorothe. Here are some famous Dorothys:

Dorothy Bush Koch

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Koch
Born on August 18, 1959 (age 64)

Dorothy Walker "Doro" Bush Koch is an American author and philanthropist. She is the sixth child and only living daughter of the late 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

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Dorothy Stratten

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Stratten
Born on February 28, 1960
Died on August 14, 1980 (aged 20)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, known professionally as Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, model, and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979 and Playmate of the Year in 1980. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and in at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at the age of 20 by her estranged husband and manager Paul Snider, who died by suicide on the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures, the 1981 TV movie Death of a Centerfold and the 1983 theatrical release Star 80, as well as the book The Killing of the Unicorn and the songs "Californication" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, "The Best Was Yet to Come" by Bryan Adams and "Cover Girl" by the Canadian rock band Prism.

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Dorothy McAuliffe

First Name Dorothy
Last Name McAuliffe

Dorothy Swann McAuliffe is an American attorney who was the First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2014 to January 2018.

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Dorothy Vaughan

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Vaughan
Born on September 20, 1910
Died on November 10, 2008 (aged 98)

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was an American mathematician and human computer who worked for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and NASA, at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In 1949, she became acting supervisor of the West Area Computers, the first African-American woman to supervise a group of staff at the center.

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Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge
First Name Dorothy
Last Name Dandridge
Born on November 9, 1922
Died on September 8, 1965 (aged 42)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is one of the earliest African-American film stars to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, which was for her performance in Carmen Jones (1954). Dandridge performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. During her early career, she performed as a part of The Wonder Children, later The Dandridge Sisters, and appeared in a succession of films, usually in uncredited roles.

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Dorothy Malone

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Malone
Died on January 19, 2018 (aged 48)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Dorothy Malone was an American actress. Her film career began in 1943, and in her early years, she played small roles, mainly in B-movies, but an exception is The Big Sleep (1946). After a decade, she changed her image, particularly after her role in Written on the Wind (1956), for which she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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Dorothy Day

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Day
Born on November 8, 1897
Died on November 29, 1980 (aged 83)

Dorothy Day was an American journalist, social activist and anarchist who, after a bohemian youth, became a Catholic Christian without abandoning her social and anarchist activism. She was perhaps the best-known political radical in the American Catholic Church.

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Rothschild
First Name Dorothy
Last Name Parker
Born on August 22, 1893
Died on June 7, 1967 (aged 73)

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist based in New York; she was best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles.

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Dorothy Howell Rodham

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Rodham
Born on June 4, 1919
Died on November 1, 2011 (aged 92)

Dorothy Emma Rodham was an American homemaker and the mother of former First Lady, U.S. Senator, United States Secretary of State, and 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Dorothy Eady

First Name Dorothy
Last Name Eady
Born on January 16, 1904
Died on April 21, 1981 (aged 77)

Dorothy Louise Eady, also known as Omm Sety or Om Seti, was keeper of the Abydos Temple of Seti I and draughtswoman for the Department of Egyptian Antiquities. She is especially well known for her belief that in a previous life she had been a priestess in ancient Egypt, as well as her considerable historical research at Abydos. Her life and work has been the subject of many articles, television documentaries, and biographies.

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