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Dorothy Hart, born April 4, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio was an American screen actress who was considered one of the top supporting actresses of her day. Dorothy was very beautiful, standing 5 ft 6 in, with green eyes and auburn hair, with an elegance and grace not often seen. She started modeling as a teen and was signed by Columbia in 1946. Her first big role was in “Gunfighters” (1947) with Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton. She is also much remembered for her role as Howard Duff’s fiance in “The Naked City” (1948). However, both of these parts were in supporting roles, as were most of her roles as she found herself relegated to mostly westerns, costume dramas, and other “B” movies. Her last movie was as Jane opposite Lex Barker’s Tarzan in “Tarzan’s Savage Fury” (1952). Hart grew to detest Hollywood and she left the film business in 1952, moved to New York and did occasional guest spots on TV dramas and game shows. Dorothy Hart died on July 11, 2004, aged 82, and is buried in Asheville, North Carolina.
Dorothy Hart and June Havoc in a catfight in “The Story of Molly X” (1949)