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 married to actor/writer Leo Gordon from February 14, 1950, until his death on December 26, 2000. during this early time, but began finding more roles once Leo managed to parlay his acting career into a successful writing one as well. Your contribution is much appreciated! Lynn was never able to overcome her grief and her health quickly declined following his death with the advancement of dementia. Publicity Listings Find a Grave. His brutally hard looks and massive brick-wall presence easily took on evil dimensions and after a chilling breakthough perf in City of Bad Men (1953), cemented his screen infamy with the powerful role of the psychotic prisoner in director Don Siegel's Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954). Congressman Wilburn and his wife Carrie (née Staggs) Cartwright. Long associated with the Group Repertory Theatre in Burbank, CA. She was interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. "MOVIES: Off-Centerpiece: Hey, Wait a Darned Minute! They went on to have a daughter together, Tara Gordon.Leo's career took off after he landed an agent and moved the family West to Los Angeles. Other than a couple of unbilled film parts in The Apartment (1960), which won Oscar's "Best Picture" that year and the totally obscure The Girls on the Beach (1965) in which Lynn and Leo were glimpsed as waiters, acting offers were few and far between. She was 76.Ms. Her younger sister, Wilburta (b. Lynn enrolled in acting lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in … She was also involved with the Group Repertory Theatre in Burbank, California. Birthday: February 27, 1927Date of Death: January 2, 2004Age at Death: 76. |  Lynn Cartwright Birthday and Date of Death. Lynn Cartwright was an American character actress probably best known for her performance as the older version of Geena Davis' character, Dottie Hinson, in the 1992 film A League of Their Own. The facial resemblance between the two actresses is so extraordinary that people often assume it is Geena herself wearing old-age makeup. 1928-d.2012), was an artist. Wiki - Lynn Cartwright Carrie Staggs's information is not available now. - IMDb Mini Biography By: If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. Wilbur Cartwright's information is not available now. She died from complications of dementia on January 2, 2004, aged 76, after a fall in which she fractured her hip. Other politically-minded Oklahomans from her family tree include Legislator Buck Cartwright and former Attorney General Jan-Eric Cartwright.Lynn enrolled in acting lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in the late 1940s. Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net, Other Works Lynn Cartwright (February 27, 1927 — January 2, 2004) was an American character actress probably best known for her performance as the older version of Geena Davis' character, Dottie Hinson, in the 1992 film A League of Their Own.. |  As an actor, he was known for his portrayal of the character Hoss Cartwright in NBC’s western television series Bonanza, one of the longest-running western series in the history of U.S. television. Part of this mistaken belief has to to do with the confusion over Lynn's voice -- which was not used in the movie but dubbed in by Geena herself.Illness dogged Leo's last years and he died in 2000 of cardiovascular disease at age 78, after 50 years of marriage. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, Cabellero to Christy: 400 Global Film Actresses: Silents to Present: List Four. Cartwright was born Doralyn Emma Cartwright in McAlester, Oklahoma, the daughter of U.S. She was also related to former Oklahoma legislator Buck Cartwright and former Oklahoma Attorney General Jan-Eric Cartwright. Lynn (using her real first name Doralyn before condensing it to Lynn) found a couple of meager TV assignments ("Rin Tin Tin," etc.) She had a daughter, Tara, and a stepdaughter. She died four years later after a fall resulted in a hip fracture. (1972) starring Peter Sellers and The Seniors (1978) starring Dennis Quaid and Priscilla Barnes, as well as Amateau's Nazi-themed lowbudget Son of Hitler (1979) with 'Bud Cort' in the unlikely title role, the teen-oriented Lovelines (1984), and the bizarre and controversial The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987).On the small screen Lynn could occasionally be found on such 70s and 80s shows as "Adam's 12," "Little House on the Prairie," "Dynasty" and "Knot's Landing," some of which were scripted by her husband. She also worked (with and without Leo) from time to time in association with writer/director/producer Rod Amateau in such frisky movie vehicles as Where Does It Hurt? Lynn's younger sister, Wilburta, born a year later, went on to become an artist. Her ashes were interred in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Lynn was 76 years old at the time of death. Lynn Cartwright was born on February 27, 1927 and died on January 2, 2004. Official Sites, Tall, auburn-haired character actress best known for playing the older version of. Lynn Cartwright was born on February 27, 1927 and died on January 2, 2004. Lynn passed away on January 2, 2004 at the age of 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The couple married in February of 1950 and began married life touring together on the Borscht Belt stages. Dan Blocker gave a brilliant performance of the character of Hoss Cartwright in 13 of the series’ 14 seasons, and his involvement in the series was ended by his tragic death in 1972.