Doralyn Emma Cartwright
February 27, 1927
|Died||January 2, 2004 (aged 76)|
|A League of Their Own|
(1950-2000; his death)
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.
She 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), Highway Patrol (television)"Express Delivery" (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 Boxing Day, December 26, 2000. She had a daughter, Tara, and a stepdaughter.
|1958||The Cry Baby Killer||Julie|
|1958||Queen of Outer Space||Venusian Girl #4|
|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?|
|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)|