Dolores Dorn (born Dolores Heft; March 3, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American film and television actress, co-star of The Bounty Hunter (1954), Uncle Vanya (1957), Underworld U.S.A. (1961), and several other films through 1985. On Broadway she was billed as Dolores Dorn-Heft.
Dolores M. Heft
March 3, 1934
|Other names||Dolores Dorn-Heft|
(m. 1956; div. 1959)
(m. 1967; div. 1979)
Dorn is the daughter of an automobile dealer in Chicago. A graduate of the Goodman Art Theatre in Chicago, she finished third in the Miss Chicago contest in 1950 and second in the same contest in 1951.
Before appearing in films, Dorn acted with the Shaffner Players in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. She appeared in Hide and Seek (1957) on Broadway and in the off-Broadway production Between Two Thieves.
Dorn had second billing in The Bounty Hunter, a western starring Randolph Scott in which her character, Julie Spencer, ends up married to Scott's. She played the wife of Alan Ladd in the actor's last leading-man role in a Hollywood film, 13 West Street, and was featured as "Cuddles," the moll of convict Cliff Robertson, in the crime film Underworld, U.S.A.
|1954||Phantom of the Rue Morgue||Camille||Film|
|1954||Lucky Me||Troupe Member||Film, Uncredited|
|1954||The Bounty Hunter||Julie Spencer||Film|
|1957||Uncle Vanya||Elena Andreevna|
|1962||13 West Street||Tracey Sherill||Film|
|1962||The Untouchables||Mady Collins aka Mady Kerner||TV, Episode: "The Monkey Wrench"|
|1973||The Candy Snatchers||Katherine||Film|
|1974||Truck Stop Women||Trish||Film|
|1977||Intimate Strangers||Dolores||TV movie|
|1980||Tell Me a Riddle||Vivi||Film|
Dorn became an acting teacher with the American Film Institute in 1977 and later with the Lee Strasberg Institute.
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- "Realistic Fight Between Two Screen Beauties". The Hartford Courant. September 13, 1953. p. D15.
- "'Uncle Vanya'; Franchot Tone Stars in Chekhov Drama". The New York Times. April 29, 1958. p. 26.
- Howard Thompson (1961-05-13). "Movie Review - Underworld U S A - 'Underworld, U.S.A.' and 'Mad Dog Coll'". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Columbia Signs Dolores Dorn". The Evening Sun. Maryland, Baltimore. November 19, 1960. p. 11. Retrieved 11 March 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Dorn Not Tootin'". Independent Press-Telegram. California, Long Beach. August 9, 1953. p. 55.
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- "Dolores Dorn-Heft". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
- "Dolores Dorn Is Signed". The Evening Sun. Maryland, Baltimore. May 6, 1961. p. 8. Retrieved 11 March 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Dolores Dorn". BFI.
- "Franchot Tone Dead at 63". Ogden Standard-Examiner. Utah, Ogden. September 19, 1968. p. 1. Retrieved October 31, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Dolores Dorn on IMDb
- Dolores Dorn at the Internet Broadway Database
- Dolores Dorn at the Internet Off-Broadway Database