Dorothy Ford's Height
5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)
American actress, best remembered for films such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Here Come the Co-Eds, Love Laughs at Andy Hardy, 3 Godfathers and On Our Merry Way.
In a 1947 article it mentioned how "Instead of being self-conscious about her height, she makes capital of it. By wearing very flat shoes she can tip the beam at 5 feet 11 ½ inches. But she never wears them. She affects nothing but high-heeled slippers, which cause her to tower three inches above six feet."
Dorothy weighs 143 pounds and usually is six feet three inches tall. "But," she whispered, "when I take off my shoes people are surprised. I'm really only five feet, 11 and a half. I always wear three-and-a half inch heels."
[working with James Stewart and Fonda] "We were all about the same height. I look normal. I don't look like a freak." [but with Mickey Rooney] "I looked like a side-show attraction. And besides that the studio put lifts on my shoes, making me a couple of inches taller."
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Average Guess (5 Votes)
5ft 11.7in (182.1cm)
said on 10/Feb/20
Given her claiming 5'11.5 herself and you believing it, shouldn't she lose her tallest women tag given she's under 6'0? If not then wouldn't that mean you'd have to add the tallest women tag to all the 5'11.5 women currently lacking it on the site?
She might be 5ft 11.5 at her very lowest and 6ft 3 in heels, probably could look six foot to most people.
Paul Wood said on 25/Oct/19
I've never heard of female stars having lifts put in their shoes. Why would the studio want to make a woman of six foot even taller?
ERIC PLEASANT said on 22/May/18
A very beautiful woman nonetheless.
ERIC PLEASANT said on 4/May/18
They always said that Dorothy Ford was either an even six feet or six two or three rarely was she stated as being shorter. A reverse for Hollywood that always depicted taller women as being shorter than they were not taller.
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