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Dorothy McGuire (Dorothy Hackett McGuire)

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Biography

Omaha, Nebraska, USA
A genuine model of sincerity, practicality and dignity in most of the roles she inhabited, actress Dorothy McGuire offered Tinseltown more talent than it probably knew what to do with. A quiet, passive beauty, she had a soothing quality to her open-faced looks and voice. She was a natural when he came to tearjerkers and she certainly had a knack for opening up her filmgoer's tear ducts with her arresting performances in sentimental drama. She preferred to rest on her acting laurels than engage in publicity-monging to win roles. Read more...

Actor

Character: Pat Ruscomb

Till the End of Time 1946

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Character: Miss Frances

Three Coins in the Fountain 1954

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Character: Eliza Birdwell

Friendly Persuasion 1956

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Character: Katie Coates

Old Yeller 1957

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Character: Sylvia Hunter

A Summer Place 1959

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Character: Martha Fairon

This Earth Is Mine 1959

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Character: Margaret Carey

Summer Magic 1963

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Character: Flora Atkins

Caroline? 1990

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Character: Hester Farrell

Amos 1985

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Character: Mary Jordache

Rich Man, Poor Man 1976

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Character: Janet Spence

Climax! 1954

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Character: Laura Pennington

The Enchanted Cottage 1945

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Character: Abbe

Trial 1955

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