Dorothy Kingsley
Date of Birth
Oct 14, 1909
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


The daughter of journalist Walter Kingsley and stage actress Alma Hanlon, Dorothy Kingsley was a divorced mother of three living in fashionable Grosse Pointe, Michigan when she came down with the measles. Confined to bed for a week, Kingsley listened to the radio virtually nonstop, especially the comedy shows. Upon hearing a particularly dreadful piece of material one evening, Kingsley sat up and...