Dolores Myers Brown '50


Dolores (affectionately known as “Dodie”) Brown was once described by friends from Hutchinson as “wife, mother, grandmother, friend, student, teacher, performer, entertainer, singer, actress, and comedian.” Mrs. Brown graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1950.

Mrs. Brown’s grandmother once told her, “You’ve been doing that jumping around ever since you were a little girl.” Apparently, she was destined for a life on the stage and enjoyed performing in both drama and music at Hutchinson High School. She earned a teaching degree from the University of Kansas in 1954 and taught in the Kansas City area. She soon became involved in theater and has remained a vital part of the Kansas City theater community for over 35 years. She founded the New Theatre Guild, a not-for-profit organization which provides scholarships at several universities.

Mrs. Brown is a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild. She has lent her talents too many memorable productions, among them Mame, The Sound of Music, Steel Magnolias, You Can’t Take It With You, My Fair Lady, and the list goes on and on. She has worked with such noted talents as Don Knotts, Jamie Farr, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley, and Ann Davis. She is known for her work in commercials as well and still finds time to direct her church choir at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City. Mrs. Brown is known by many as a person who is always willing to comfort those in need, and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and several grandchildren. She has shared her talents with the world in many capacities, and for these reasons, Dodie Brown has assured her place on the Hutchinson High School’s Wall of Honor.