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Constance Dowling
Birth: Jul. 24, 1920
Death: Oct. 28, 1969

Actress. Born in New York City, she was a model and Broadway chorus girl before coming to Hollywood in 1943. Although she had notable roles in "Up in Arms" (1944), "Knickerbocker Holiday" (1944), and "Black Angel" (1946), her intelligence and steely beauty made her difficult to cast, and her career did not progress. From 1947 to 1950 Dowling lived in Italy, where she appeared in forgettable films and had a torrid affair with Cesare Pavese, the famous writer. Pavese committed suicide in 1950 when she dumped him. After another hopeless affair in New York, this time with director Elia Kazan, Dowling returned to Hollywood but only landed a part in the low-budget sci-fi thriller "Gog" (1954). It was her last film. In 1955 she married producer Ivan Tors and virtually retired from acting. During the 1960s Dowling worked as a tour guide in the Virgin Islands. She died of cardiac arrest at 49, her considerable promise as an performer left unfulfilled. She was the sister of actress Doris Dowling. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section P, Lot 421, Grave 4
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Sep 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11779188
Constance Dowling
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Constance Dowling
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Constance Dowling
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Sweet peace Constance!
- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Sep. 29, 2014

- Joseph M.Petri
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