Dorothy Lyman, the American multi-talented actress, is mostly recognized as Opal Gardner and Naomi Harper, the two characters she played in All My Children and Mama’s Family, which brought her immediate prominence in her entertainment career. She is as well an established director, a popular tv celebrity, and a writer.
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Interesting Childhood and Family of Her
Born as Dorothy Brightwell Lyman, in 1947 on the 18th of April, Lyman spent all her childhood in her birthplace, Minneapolis. Her father was a stockbroker by profession. Her parents were Hector H. Lyman and Violet E.
Educational Background And Life As A Student
In her early education, Dorothy passed out from the same school as Jill Larson, her later friend, and fellow, successful actress. Later she took professional training in acting. But nothing is known about her educational institution details.
Beginnings Of Career which made her famous
Dorothy debuted as Jean in The 300 Year Weekend, an early ’70s film that followed her appearance in The Edge of Night, as Elly Jo Jameson. From 1976 to 1980, she portrayed Gwen Frame in Another World. In 1981, by playing the role of Opal Gardner in the popular sitcom, All My Children, she rose to prominence. Dorothy continued with this series till 1983 (23 episodes). The next project, Mama’s Family, brought her international recognition and huge commercial success. As Naomi Harper, she played in 125 episodes for seven long years (1983-1990). This helped to establish her comedy career at once.
After these two successful sitcoms, later followed a few, such as Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss and others. Her soap opera projects continued, including Life Goes On, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations, etc. Ruby in Paradise is her 1993 romantic film co-starring popular actors like Bentley Mitchum, Todd Field, and Ashley Judd. Her series credits include popular series like Law & Order, Judging Army, and CSI: Miami. In the 90’s and 2000s, though she continued with several cameo roles, she didn’t receive much success.
Dorothy Lyman’s Personal Life
Dorothy was married two times. Formerly she was in a marital partnership (1971-1983) with John Tillinger, the famous King George III of The AdamsChronicles. Later the couple got divorced, and Dorothy married Vincent Malle four years after her divorce. But after 15 years of second marriage in 2001, they got split.
Children And Life Together
Along with John Tillinger, Dorothy shares two children. And with Vincent Malle, her second husband, she has another child.
The Riches Of Dorothy Lyman
The total accumulated wealth of Dorothy Lymanis somewhat around 6 million US dollars, which she earned in her long spanned a career of almost three decades.
Body Measurements And Appearance
Her body statistics are all over slim. Being the previous generation actress, her specific body measurements and height and weight are unknown. In yer youth, she was praised for beautiful blonde hair (dyed) and stunning blue eyes.