These ventures kept her in the spotlight long after she left Hollywood and settled on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Although acting was no longer her focus after the early 1960s, in the 1990s she was seen on television shows such as The Boat of Love, Fantasy Island, and The Renegade.
She also appeared on Broadway in 1972 when she starred in Applause, a popular musical based on the 1950 film All About Eve.
Arlene Carol Dahl was born on August 11, 1925 in Minneapolis. Her father, Rudolf Dahl, was a car salesman. Her mother, Idel (Swan) Dahl, died when Arlene was a teenager. With her father’s blessing, she then moved to Chicago, where she worked as a model for Marshall Field, before moving again, this time to New York, where she continued to model while pursuing acting.
In 1945, she landed a small role in the short-lived Broadway musical Mister. Strauss goes to Boston. ” The following year, when she appeared in Philadelphia in Doubtful Ladies, a play scheduled to close before it hit Broadway, she was spotted by movie mogul Jack Warner, who invited her to audition for Hollywood.
Ms. Dahl began her film career at Warner Bros. but soon moved on to MGM, the leading studio of the day, where she first gained attention with supporting roles in films such as The Bride Goes Mad (1948) and Scene from film “. Crime “(1949). She also began to appear regularly in Hollywood gossip columns; after meeting, among many other men, the young John F. Kennedy, she had two highly publicized marriages with fellow actors.