|Was||Actor Film actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||27 February 1927, McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA|
|Death||2 January 2004, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA (aged 76 years)|
Lynn Cartwright (February 27, 1927 – January 2, 2004) was an American character actress known for her performance as the older version of Geena Davis' character, Dottie Hinson, in the 1992 film A League of Their Own.
Cartwright was born Doralyn Emma Cartwright in McAlester, Oklahoma, the daughter of U.S. Congressman Wilburn Cartwright and his wife Carrie (née Staggs). Her younger sister, Wilburta (b. 1928-d.2012), was an artist. She was also related to former Oklahoma legislator Buck Cartwright and former Oklahoma Attorney General Jan-Eric Cartwright.
Her acting career spanned from 1957 to 1992 and included smaller roles in films such as Black Patch (1957), The Cry Baby Killer (1958), The Wasp Woman (1959), All the Loving Couples (1969), Son of Hitler (1978) and Lovelines (1984). She was also involved with the Group Repertory Theatre in Burbank, California.
Cartwright was chosen for the role in A League of Their Own not just because she closely resembled Geena Davis, but also because many of her mannerisms were similar.
Cartwright was married to actor/writer Leo Gordon from February 14, 1950, until his death on December 26, 2000. She had a daughter, Tara, and a stepdaughter.
She died from complications of dementia on January 2, 2004, aged 76, after a fall in which she fractured her hip. Her ashes were interred in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
|1958||The Cry Baby Killer||Julie|
|1958||Queen of Outer Space||Venusian Girl #4|
|1959||Highway Patrol||Margret Baker|
|1959||The Wasp Woman||Maureen Reardon|
|1960||The Apartment||Elevator Supervisor with Clicker||Uncredited|
|1965||The Girls on the Beach||Waitress||Uncredited|
|1969||All the Loving Couples||Natalie|
|1969||The Erotic Adventures of Robin Hood||Lady Sallyforth|
|1972||Class of '74||Marsha|
|1972||Where Does It Hurt?|
|1975||Adam-12||Jan Cartwright||Episode: "Gus Corbin"|
|1978||The Seniors||Miss Creighton|
|1978||The Lucifer Complex||Assistant Brunner|
|1979||Son of Hitler||Annie|
|1987||The Garbage Pail Kids Movie||Fashion Show Host|
|1992||A League of Their Own||Older Dottie||(final film role)|