Dorothy Sarnoff

Dorothy Sarnoff


Dorothy Sarnoff, an actress who made an impression on Broadway and in opera before embarking on an influential career as an image consultant, died Dec. 20, 2008, at her home in Manhattan. She was 94. To Broadway audiences, Ms. Sarnoff was Mrs. Thiang, the chief wife to the King of Siam, in the original production of The King and I, and the first actress to sing "Something Wonderful." To opera fans, the Brooklyn-born performer was Miss Pinkerton in the world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's one-act radio opera The Old Man and the Thief, and, as a member of the New Opera Company, the star of a long, early 1940s Broadway run of Rosalinda, an English-language version of Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. She also sang in Tosca and Faust on Broadway.

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  • Born: 1914 in Brooklyn, NYC, NY, USA
  • Death: Dec 20, 2008 in Manhattan, New York

Roles (6)

My Darlin' Aida Playbill - Oct 1952 My Darlin' Aida (1952)
Opened Oct 27, 1952
  • as Jessica Farrow (Original)
The King and I Playbill - March 1951 The King and I (1951)
Opened Mar 29, 1951
  • as Lady Thiang (Original)
The King and I - Opening Night
Production Placeholder Magdalena (1948)
Opened Sep 20, 1948
  • as Maria (Original)
Production Placeholder Faust (1945)
Opened Oct 5, 1945
  • as Marguerite (Original)
Production Placeholder La Tosca (1945)
Opened Sep 27, 1945
  • as Floria Tosca (Original)
Rosalinda Playbill - Nov 1943 Rosalinda (1942)
Opened Oct 28, 1942
  • as Rosalinda Von Eisenstein (Original)