Dolores Sutton

Dolores Sutton (born Dolores Lila Silverstein, February 4, 1927 – May 11, 2009) was an American actress, writer and playwright. Her career spanned seven decades and encompassed television, stage and movie roles.

Dolores Sutton
Dolores Lila Silverstein

(1927-02-04)February 4, 1927
DiedMay 11, 2009(2009-05-11) (aged 82)
Years active1950-1991
Spouse(s)Michael Reis (1956-1958; divorced)

Early lifeEdit

Born in New York City to Benjamin and Mary Silverstein, Sutton graduated from New York University in 1948 with a B.A. in Philosophy.


While working on her master's degree, Sutton wrote a radio script (Siblings), sold it to NBC, and landed the voice role. This started her career as an actress and writer. She was also a playwright.[citation needed]

Acting stageEdit

Sutton played lead roles in three Broadway plays.

  • 1960: Rhinoceros as Daisy
  • 1961: General Seeger as The Woman
  • 1994: My Fair Lady as Mrs. Higgins

Her Off-Broadway credits include leading roles in the following plays:

  • 1956: The Man with the Golden Arm as Molly
  • 1958: Career as Barbara Neilson
  • 1960: Machinal as Helen Jones when she won the Vernon Rice Citation
  • 1963: Brecht on Brecht
  • 1969: To Be Young Gifted and Black in various roles
  • 1972: The Web and the Rock as Esther (also the playwright)
  • 1973: The Seagull as Irina Arkadina
  • 1990: What's Wrong with This Picture as Bella

Acting filmEdit


Dolores Sutton died of cancer on May 11, 2009 at the Actor's Home in Englewood, New Jersey,[citation needed] aged 82.

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