Late Dorothy Provine was one of the recognized actresses of 50s and 60s who attracted many fans from her sparkling beauty and acting skills. The versatile actress Provine was popular for her roles in movies It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Live Fast, Die Young, and many more.
Dorothy Provine aka Michele Dorothy Provine was born on 20th January 1935 under the zodiac sign Aquarius. She was born to mother Kathleen Provine and father Virgil Provine in Deadwood in southwestern South Dakota.
Regarding her education, she attended the University of Washington at Seattle, Washington and achieved the degree in theatre arts in 1957.
Talking about her personal life, Dorothy was married to Robert Day in 1969. The late couple shared a child; Robert Day Jr.
After being married to the director, she abruptly left her work in the entertainment industry. About more than a decade, 11 years, the couple moved permanently to Bainbridge Island, Washington. There she started her self-business of gardening and tending animals.
The then power duo was together until her death at 75 years old in 2010.
Well, she had a long list of past affairs. According to a source, “Provine was in relationships with Glenn Ford (1964), Robert Vaughn (1963), Peter Mann(1962), Frank Sinatra (1961 – 1962), Mark Nathanson (1960 – 1961), Gustavo Rojo (1960), Buddy Bregman (1960), Bob Neal (1960), Ray Anthony (1959), Larry Pennell (1959), Jim Lowe (1959), Alan Ladd Jr. (1959), Roger Moore (1959 – 1960), John Smith (1958) and Andy Williams.”
Dorothy Provine was diagnosed with Emphysema in 2010.
Emphysema is an obstructive lung disease. Months before her death, she was seen having long-term breathing problems. She often fainted due to the lack of breath and severe cough.
Despite being treated with the best doctors at the time, Dorothy died battling Emphysema on 25 April 2010 in Bremerton, Washington, the United States.
The late 50s and early 60s acting sensation Privine was estimated to accumulate the huge sum of net worth. She earned a huge part of her income from her professional career as an actress and model.
In 1958, she debuted in the lead role in the film The Bonnie Parker Story. Before she officially came into Hollywood, she was hired by Warner Bros. at $500 per week for handing out the prize in the local television’s quiz show.
From her debut until her death, she gave many blockbuster movies including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World(1963), The Great Race (1965), Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966), Who’s Minding the Mint? (1967), and Never a Dull Moment (1968).
In 1964, for her glamour and beauty of the face, she was nominated for the Top Female New Face by the Golden Laurel Awards.
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