Dorothy Alison

Dorothy Alison (4 April 1925 – 17 January 1992) was an Australian stage, film and television actress.[1]

Dorothy Alison
Born(1925-04-04)4 April 1925
Died17 January 1992(1992-01-17) (aged 66)


She was born in the New South Wales mining city of Broken Hill and educated at Sydney Girls High School.[2] She moved to London in 1949 to further her career.[3] Aside from her numerous mostly-supporting film roles, she appeared in several television programmes and miniseries, including a prominent role in A Town Like Alice, The Adventures of Robin Hood as the Duchess Constance and other TV shows.[4][5]

She was nominated for two BAFTA awards: Most Promising Newcomer for Mandy (1952) and Best British Actress for Reach for the Sky (1956).[6][7] For her performance in A Town Like Alice, she won the 1982 Logie Award (Australian television) for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Telemovie.[8] She died at the age of 66 in London in 1992.[1]

Partial filmography


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  2. "Distinguished Old Girls". History of Sydney Girls High School. Sydney Girls High School. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  3. "Dorothy Alison - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. "A Town Like Alice (1981)".
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  6. "BAFTA Awards".
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  8. "Australian Television: 1982-1985 Logie Awards".
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