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Dorothy Ford (Dorothy J. Ford) was born on 4 April, 1922 in Perris, California, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Dorothy Ford's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Dorothy Ford networth?

Popular As Dorothy J. Ford
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 88 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 4 April 1922
Birthday 4 April
Birthplace Perris, California, USA
Date of death 15 October, 2010
Died Place Canoga Park, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Dorothy Ford Height, Weight & Measurements

At 88 years old, Dorothy Ford height is 6' 2" (1.88 m) .

Physical Status
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Weight Not Available
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Who Is Dorothy Ford's Husband?

Her husband is Mike Ragan (6 November 1965 - 25 August 1995) ( his death), Thomas Bowden Chambers (23 April 1952 - 15 April 1954) ( divorced), James Milton Sterling (29 April 1949 - 1 June 1949) ( annulled)

Parents Not Available
Husband Mike Ragan (6 November 1965 - 25 August 1995) ( his death), Thomas Bowden Chambers (23 April 1952 - 15 April 1954) ( divorced), James Milton Sterling (29 April 1949 - 1 June 1949) ( annulled)
Sibling Not Available
Children Not Available

Dorothy Ford Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Dorothy Ford worth at the age of 88 years old? Dorothy Ford’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Dorothy Ford's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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She was married for 30 years to actor Mike Ragan (born Hollis Alan Bane); they retired to Marina Del Rey, California until his death in 1995.


Dorothy appeared in several lower-budget films over the next few years, then faded out of movies in 1962 but remained involved with the movie business even after giving up acting, joining MGM as a technician in the studio's film lab in 1965.


John Wayne cast her in a small role in The High and the Mighty (1954) as a glamour girl with her hooks into 'Phil Harris', and Billy Wilder used her in the opening segment of The Seven Year Itch (1955).


In 1953 she became pregnant, but was hospitalized after losing the baby. She and Chambers divorced the following year.


Evidently, Costello liked Ford and appreciated her sense of humor, because he later put her in an episode of their TV series The Abbott and Costello Show (1952).

In April 1952, aged 30, she married Thomas B. Chambers, an automobile sales manager and tennis star.

After an appearance in The Bowery Boys vehicle Feudin' Fools (1952), Ford's screen career started to wind down, but her remaining roles were in some surprisingly high-visibility films.


As the 1950s began Dorothy's career slowed down considerably, and her biggest role of the decade came in the Abbott & Costello fantasy-comedy Jack and the Beanstalk (1952).

She made various television appearances throughout the 1950s, including "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and "The Red Skelton Show".


In 1949 she was cast in John Ford's 3 Godfathers (1948) playing the potential love interest of John Wayne. That same year she was married to James Sterling, a personnel man, in Las Vegas. However, just over a month later she obtained an annulment in Ventura, California on the grounds that they were both drunk at the time. Her Superior Court suit said the two never lived together after the rites, and she didn't know that she was a bride until two days after the ceremony. Sterling did not contest the suit.


She appeared in a New York stage production of "The Big People" (which played off her height in a positive way), and in 1948 was back in Hollywood in an unusual independently-made anthology film, On Our Merry Way (1948).


"In 1946 she returned to MGM and appeared in Love Laughs At Andy Hardy (1946), playing a co-ed who doesn't have a date for the college dance and is unexpectedly matched up with Mickey Rooney. The height difference between Ford and the 5'2" Rooney made for laughs at the homecoming dance, which was the highlight of the film. This was her first major role to play off her height (in the film, she was wearing four-inch heels, and in publicity stills from the studio her height was listed as 6'6"). By that time she was often referred to in press releases as a "Glamazon". She was outspoken in advising other tall women that "if nature has made you tall, then be good and tall.


She was seen in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as part of an onscreen performing act and in King Vidor's An American Romance (1944) before she left MGM in 1945. Dorothy studied at the Actors' Lab, the West Coast version of New York City's Group Theater.

She had a much fuller role in her Universal Pictures' debut with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Here Come the Co-eds (1945), which finally gave her a chance to really act. Playing the captain of a women's basketball team appearing as ringers in a college game, she exuded a bold confidence as well as a shy streak, and stole every scene she was in. She briefly returned to modeling in Rio de Janeiro, as part of South America's first post-war fashion show. It was there that she met Gen. Mark W. Clark, who testified that "this is the first girl I've ever seen who could go bear hunting armed with a switch.


Ford caught the attention of casting agents, and made her screen debut as a model in Lady in the Dark (1944).

Her other appearances that year included Two Girls and a Sailor (1944), Meet the People (1944), Bathing Beauty (1944) and The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) (with William Powell and Myrna Loy).


MGM put her under contract in 1943, casting her in two musicals, Thousands Cheer (1943) (with Red Skelton) and Broadway Rhythm (1944).


" During the 1940s, in an era in which Maureen O'Hara was regarded as formidable at 5'8", Dorothy, at 6'2" and 145 pounds, was regarded as one of the most strikingly beautiful women in Hollywood.


Standing 6'2" and with measurements of 38-26-38-1/2, she was a natural for photographic work. Her first job was in San Francisco when Billy Rose cast her in his "Aquacade," along with Johnny Weissmuller, and she was an Earl Carroll showgirl, appearing in various revues including "Something to Shout About" and "Star Spangled Glamour".


Dorothy Ford was born April 4, 1922, in Perris, California, and raised in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, and in Tucson, Arizona. During school she appeared in several pageants, and after graduation went into modeling.