Actress Dorothy Malone was born ninety years ago today in Chicago, Illinois. Though she has enjoyed a long and storied career, if she’d never made another screen appearance, this brief scene opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks‘ The Big Sleep (1946) would have cemented her legacy. She’s easily the dreamiest bookstore employee in cinematic history!
Ms. Malone is now retired and living in Dallas, Texas. Here’s wishing her the best of all possible birthdays!