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Lynn Cartwright

Lynn Cartwright

American actress
Lynn Cartwright
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American actress
Was Actor Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 27 February 1927, McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 2 January 2004, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA (aged 76 years)
Star sign Pisces
Family
Spouse: Leo Gordon (1950-2000)
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Biography

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.

Biography

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.

Personal life

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.

Death

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.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1957 Black Patch Kitty
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
1984 Lovelines Mrs. Woodson
1987 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Fashion Show Host
1992 A League of Their Own Older Dottie (final film role)
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http://articles.latimes.com/1992-07-05/entertainment/ca-2554_1_geena-davis-movie
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8250032
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0142187/
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