About Dorothy Alison
Alison's most fondly remembered film performance may be her first, as the sympathetic teacher of the hearing-impaired who finally gets a young girl to utter sounds in Alexander Mackendrick's "Mandy" (1952). The renaissance in Australian filmmaking during the 1970s and 80s enabled Alison to act more in her native land, where she appeared in "A Cry in the Dark" (1988) and "Malpractice" (1989) and the TV miniseries "A Town Like Alice" (1981).
|Toured Australia in "Sweet Bird of Youth" with Lauren Bacall and in "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" in the 1980s|
|Appeared as Mrs Firth in the Australian-produced miniseries, "A Town Called Alice"|
|Made film debut in "Mandy"|