Dorothy Arnold

Born Nov 21, 1917

Dorothy Arnold was an American film actress and the first wife of baseball star Joe DiMaggio. Her 20-year movie career began with 1937’s Freshies and ended with 1957’s Lizzie.

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1917 Birth Born on November 21, 1917.


1935 17 Years Old She graduated from Denfeld High School in 1935. … Read More
1937 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Arnold tested twice with Paramount Pictures, but it was Universal Studios that offered her a stock contract. She appeared in 15 films between 1937 and 1939. … Read More


1941 23 Years Old On October 23, 1941, the year of DiMaggio’s famous 56-game hitting streak, Arnold gave birth to their first child, Joe DiMaggio, Jr. The couple split up in 1942, but later reconciled in front of the press. They separated again on October 6, 1943. DiMaggio enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Hawaii. Arnold filed for divorce, which was granted on May 12, 1944. She received $500 a month in alimony, custody of Joe Jr. and $150 in child support. Despite the divorce, they spent Christmas together in 1945.
1946 28 Years Old Her second marriage was stockbroker George Schuster in 1946. … Read More


1997 80 Years Old Arnold and her third husband owned and operated a supper club together in Palm Springs, California, called Charcoal Charley's, where she performed until her death from pancreatic cancer in 1997 at the age of 79. … Read More
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