Lynn Cartwright
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Lynn Cartwright
Lynn Cartwright
Doralyn Emma Cartwright

February 27, 1927
DiedJanuary 2, 2004(2004-01-02) (aged 76)
Notable work
A League of Their Own
Leo Gordon
(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.[1]

Personal life

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.


She died from complications of dementia on 2 January 2004, aged 76, after having suffered a fall in which she fractured her hip. The interment of her ashes was in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.


Year Title Role Notes
1957 Black Patch Kitty
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
1984 Lovelines Mrs. Woodson
1987 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Fashion Show Host
1992 A League of Their Own Older Dottie (final film role)


  1. ^ MARX, ANDY (5 July 1992). "MOVIES : Off-Centerpiece : Hey, Wait a Darned Minute! That Can't Possibly Be Geena". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018.

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