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 Lila Silverstein
February 4, 1927
|Died||May 11, 2009 (aged 82)|
|Spouse(s)||Michael Reis (1956-1958; divorced)|
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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.
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