Arlene Carol Dahl was an American actress and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star, who achieved fame during the 1950s.
Arlene Dahl was born on August 11, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Norwegian immigrants Idelle (nee Swan) and Rudolph Dahl, a Ford Motor dealer and executive.
As a child, Arlene Dahl took elocution and dancing lessons and was active in theatrical events at Margaret Fuller Elementary School, Ramsey Junior High School, and Washburn Senior High School.
Arlene Dahl was both a mystery guest (April 25, 1954) and a panelist on the CBS game show What’s My Line?
In 1953, Arlene Dahl hosted ABC’s anthology series The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse.
In 1960, Arlene Dahl played the role of Lucy Belle in “That Taylor Affair,” an episode of the TV series Riverboat, alongside Darren McGavin.
Arlene Dahl began working at Sears Roebuck as director of beauty products in 1970, earning nearly $750,000 annually, but she left in 1975 to found a short-lived fragrance company, Dahlia.
In 1981, Dahl declared personal bankruptcy, with liabilities of almost $1 million and assets of only $623,970.
Arlene Dahl was one of the last surviving stars from the Classical Hollywood cinema era.
Arlene dahl was also an accomplished author, having authored Arlene Dahl’s Lovescopes: The Astrological Key to a More Exciting, Fulfilling Love Life.
Arlene Dahl Cause Of Death
Arlene Dahl’s son, actor Lorenzo Lamas, said in posts on Facebook and Instagram that she died Monday (November 29, 2021) morning in New York at the age of 96. No cause of death was given.