Brought to Hollywood in 1943 by producer David O. Selznick, Dorothy McGuire made her film debut in "Claudia."
McGuire went on to win critical acclaim in Hollywood, playing the mother in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," the mute servant in "The Spiral Staircase" and the liberal fiancee of the crusading journalist played by Gregory Peck in "Gentleman's Agreement."
Among McGuire's other films are "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Old Yeller," "A Summer Place," "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs," "Swiss Family Robinson" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told," in which she played the Virgin Mary.
Dennis McLellan in the Los Angeles Times
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