Famous People Named Dorothy
Take a look at famous people named Dorothy, such as Dorothy West, Dorothy Height, and Dorothy Gish.
Film Actress, Pin-up, Singer / 1922 - 1965
Dorothy Dandridge was an American actress and popular singer. She is the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress.
Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Religious Leader, Editor, Journalist / 1897 - 1980
Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women's suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church.
Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist / 1912 - 2010
Dorothy Height was a civil rights and women's rights activist focused primarily on improving the circumstances of and opportunities for African-American women.
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profile name: Dorothy Hamill profile occupation: Ice Skater
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profile name: Dorothy Dandridge profile occupation: Film Actress, Pin-up, Singer
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profile name: Dorothy Day profile occupation: Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Religious Leader, Editor, Journalist
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profile name: Dorothy Parker profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Journalist, Poet
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profile name: Dorothy Stratten profile occupation: Film Actress, Model
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profile name: Dorothy Height profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist
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