Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Dorothy McGuire Biography (1918-2001)
Full name, Dorothy Hackett McGuire; born June 14, 1918, in Omaha, NE; daughter of Thomas Johnston (a corporate lawyer) and Isabel (Flaherty) McGuire; married John Swope (a photographer), July 18, 1943 (deceased); children: Topo Garrett, Mark Swope. Addresses: Contact--121 Copley Place, Beverly Hills,CA 90210.
- Birth Details
- June 14, 1918
- Omaha, Nebraska, United States
- Death Details
- September 13, 2001
- Santa Monica, California
Credits; Stage Appearances
- (Stage debut) A Kiss for Cinderella, Little Theatre, Omaha, NE, 1930.
- Understudy, Stop-Over, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1938.
- Emily (understudy), Our Town, Henry Miller's Theatre, then Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1938.
- Helena, Swingin' the Dream, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Dora, Medicine Show, New Yorker Theatre, New York City, 1940.
- Ada, Kind Lady, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1940.
- Understudy, The Time of Your Life, Guild Theatre, New York City, 1940.
- Claudia Naughton, Claudia, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1941.
- The Actress, Legend of Lovers, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Joan at the Stake, USO production, 1954.
- Elizabeth Willard, Winesburg, Ohio, National Theatre, New York City, 1958.
- Hannah Jelkes, The Night of the Iguana, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1975.
- Hannah Jelkes, The Night of the Iguana, Circle in the Square Theatre, NewYork City, 1976.
- Cause Celebre, Ahmanson Theatre, 1979.
- Lavinia, Another Part of the Forest, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1982.
- Margaret Garrison, I Never Sang for My Father, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, then John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1987.
Credits; Major Tours
- Portia, My Dear Children, 1939.
- Kitty, The Time of Your Life, 1940.
- Dear Ruth, USO tour of Europe, 1945.
- Tonight at 8:30, USO tour, 1947.
- Alma Winemiller, Summer and Smoke, U.S. cities, 1950.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Claudia Naughton, Claudia, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943.
- Katie Nolan, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1945.
- Laura Pennington, The Enchanted Cottage, RKO Radio Pictures, 1945.
- Pat Ruscomb, Till the End of Time, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.
- Helen Capel, The Spiral Staircase, RKO Radio Pictures, 1946.
- Claudia Naughton, Claudia and David, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1946.
- Kathy Lacey, Gentleman's Agreement, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1947.
- Jane, Mother Didn't Tell Me, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
- Ann Winslow, Mister 880, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1950.
- Deborah Patterson, Callaway Went Thataway, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951.
- Nancy Greer, I Want You, RKO Radio Pictures, 1951.
- Ellen Pierce, Invitation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1951.
- Crystal Benson, Make Haste to Live, Republic, 1954.
- Miss Frances, Three Coins in the Fountain, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954.
- Abbie Nyle, Trial, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955.
- Eliza Birdwell, Friendly Persuasion, Allied Artists, 1956.
- Katie Coates, Old Yeller, Buena Vista, 1958.
- Martha Fairon, This Earth Is Mine, Universal, 1959.
- Ma Pennypacker, The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959.
- Sylvia Hunter, A Summer Place, Warner Bros., 1959.
- Cora Flood, Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Warner Bros., 1960.
- Mother Robinson, The Swiss Family Robinson, Buena Vista, 1960.
- Leah Slade, Susan Slade, Warner Bros., 1961.
- Margaret Carey, Summer Magic, Buena Vista, 1963.
- The Virgin Mary, The Greatest Story Ever Told, United Artists, 1965.
- Granny O' Flaherty, Flight of Doves, Columbia, 1971.
- Voice of mother, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Paramount, 1973.
- Narrator, Summer Heat, Atlantic, 1987.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Marmee March, Little Women, NBC, 1979.
- Cora Miller, The Young and the Restless, CBS, 1985.
Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Mary Jordache, Rich Man, Poor Man, Book I, ABC, 1976.
Credits; Television Appearances; Movies, Unless Otherwise Noted
- She Waits, CBS, 1972.
- The Runaways, CBS, 1975.
- Marmee March, Little Women, NBC, 1978.
- Effie, The Incredible Journey of Doctor Meg Laurel, CBS, 1979.
- Sarah Bowman, Ghost Dancing, ABC, 1983.
- Beryl Foster, Between the Darkness and the Dawn, NBC, 1985.
- Hester Farrell, Amos, CBS, 1985.
- Ann Suzuki, American Geisha (also known as Geisha), CBS, 1986.
- Margaret Garrison, "I Never Sang for My Father," American Playhouse, PBS,1988.
- Mrs. Adkin, "Caroline?," Hallmark Hall of Fame (special), CBS, 1990.
- Anne, The Last Best Year (also known as The Last Best Year of My Life), ABC, 1990.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- The Mysterious Mummy Case, NBC, 1938.
- "Dark Victory," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1951.
- "The Philadelphia Story," Best of Broadway, CBS, 1954.
- "A Garden in the Sea," U.S. Steel Hour, ABC, 1954.
- "To Each His Own," Lux Video Theatre, NBC, 1954.
- "The Gioconda Smile," Climax, CBS, 1954.
- "Pale Horse, Pale Rider," Climax, CBS, 1956.
- "Another Part of the Forest," Hollywood Television Theater, PBS, 1972.
- "Love Will Find a Way," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982.
- "Second Time Around," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1983.
- "Story of the Century," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984.
- "The Matriarch," Glitter, ABC, 1985.
- Hotel, ABC, 1985.
- "Family Ties," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986.
- "Family Feud," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986.
- "Keep Smiling," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1986.
- "Family Affair," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986.
- "We Have Forever, Pt. 1," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1988.
Credits; Radio Appearances; Series
- Big Sister, 1937.
Credits; Radio Appearances; Specials
- Juliette, Romeo and Juliette, 1951.
- Ophelia, Hamlet, 1951.
- McClelland, Doug, Forties Film Talk: Oral Histories of Hollywood, McFarland (New York City), 1992, pp. 121-123.