The sad life of socialite Dorothy HaleFebruary 06, 2013
It might occur that many haven't ever heard of Dorothy Hale. So let me introduce you and take you on a tour, following her sad life.
Dorothy Hale was born on the 11th of January in 1905. Dorothy was considered a remarkably beautiful woman, but with less remarkably talents. Dorothy got introduced to the high society and luxury living and became known as an American socialite, but also an aspiring actress. Hale was born Dorothy Donovan in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1919, Dorothy left home after a attending a convent and a drama school. She hoped to pursue a career. Detectives were hired by her family to find Dorothy, but she eventually returned when her funds ran out. Eventually, with the help of friends, Dorothy got a job in the chorus of a Broadway production called Lady, be good. Dorothy was studying sculpture in Paris, and while doing so she married millionaire stockbroker Gaillaird Thomas, but the brief marriage ended in divorce.
Dorothy married Gardner Hale in 1927; a fresco, mural and society portrait artist. Dorothy continued moving in creative and expensive social circles and during this west coast period she socialized with artists such as Miquel and Rosa Corvarrubias, Frida Kahlo and photographer Nickolas Muray. Dorothy didn't had much work; it was limited to several seasons in stock companies and some work as a dancer and Ziegfeld girl. In the summer of 1935, Dorothy and her friend Rosamond Pinchot (another American socialite and aspiring actress) opened in the play 'Abide with Me'; a psychological drama written by their friend Clare Booth Luce. Dorothy and her friends enjoyed the experience tremendously, but the play panned and died quietly. Rosamond Pinchot took her life by carbon monoxide poisoning, in 1938.