Dorothy Kilgallen

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Dorothy Kilgallen
Dorothy Kilgallen in 1952
Dorothy Mae Kilgallen

(1913-07-03)July 3, 1913
DiedNovember 8, 1965(1965-11-08) (aged 52)
Cause of deathApparent alcohol and drug combination overdose
Resting placeGate of Heaven Cemetery
Hawthorne, New York
EducationErasmus Hall High School
Alma materThe College of New Rochelle
OccupationMedia personality, author, journalist, panelist
Richard Kollmar (m. 1940–1965)
(her death)

Dorothy Mae Kilgallen (July 3, 1913 – November 8, 1965)[1] was an American journalist and television game show panelist. She started as a reporter for Hearst Corporation's New York Evening Journal. In 1938, she began her newspaper column. It was later syndicated for more than 146 papers. Kilgallen was also a regular panelist on the television game show What's My Line in 1950.

Kilgallen's columns had mostly gossip and news about show business. There was also news about organized crime and politics.

Kilgallen was born in Chicago, Illinois. She died at age fifty-two in Manhattan, New York from a mix of alcohol and barbiturates.

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  1. "Dorothy Kilgallen". Dorothy Kilgallen Biography. Retrieved Aug 23, 2015.