Dorothy Comingore


Dorothy Comingore
Dorothy Comingore
Born Margaret Louise Comingore
August 24, 1913(1913-08-24)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died December 30, 1971(1971-12-30) (aged 58)
Stonington, Connecticut, U.S.
Other names Kay Winters
Linda Winters
Occupation Actress
Years active 1934–1952
Spouse Richard Collins (1939–1945)
Theodore Strauss (1945–1952)
John Crowe (1958–1971)

Dorothy Comingore (August 24, 1913 – December 30, 1971) was an American film actress, best known for her portrayal of Susan Alexander in Orson Welles's critically acclaimed movie Citizen Kane (1941). From 1934 to 1940, Comingore was billed in her stage appearances as Kay Winters and then Linda Winters as a film actress.

Career

Born Margaret Louise Comingore in Los Angeles, California, she was discovered by Charles Chaplin when she was acting in a small playhouse. She played bit parts in Hollywood movies until Welles cast her as Susan, the fragile but fiery second wife of press tycoon Charles Foster Kane.

Her performance is generally considered one of the best in the movie, but, according to Peter Bogdanovich in his DVD commentary on Citizen Kane, she impaired her subsequent career by turning down too many roles that she felt were uninteresting. She appeared in the film version of the Eugene O'Neill play The Hairy Ape (1944) with William Bendix, Susan Hayward, and John Loder.

Her last movie appearance was in a supporting role in The Big Night (1951) starring John Drew Barrymore. Her career ended in 1951, when she was caught up in the Hollywood blacklist. The following year she was called to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee about her alleged Communist connections, where she declined to answer on constitutional grounds. She was married to screenwriters Richard J. Collins (b. 1914) and Theodore Strauss (1912–1989), and to John Crowe, who was not in the entertainment business, from 1958 to her death in 1971.

Death

She struggled with alcoholism during her later life, and died from a pulmonary disease in Stonington, Connecticut, at the age of 58.

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