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writer , Actress

Dorothy LeBaker Hatch, American Writer, actress. Avocation: collecting rare books and manuscripts. F C. Recipient Svc. award President Payton Hofstra U., 1975.


Hatch, Dorothy LeBaker was born on April 6, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Edwin Harrison and Estelle (Saff) LeBaker.


Bachelor, Stanford University, 1943. Studied at Breadloaf and with Robert Frost, Ripton, Vermont, 1955. Student, Institute Advanced Studies in The Theatre Arts, New York City, 1964.

Student, Bodleian, Oxford, England, 1982.


Performer, The Harvard Dames, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946-1957; principal actress, Adelphi Summer Stock, New York, 1964-1965; principal actress, Greenwich Mews, New York City, 1966; character actress, Children's Theater International, Inc., New York City, 1967-1969; principal actress, The Westchester Theater County, New York, 1968; film actress, Forman, Crown Hausman, Inc., 1970; film actress, Frank Perry Films, Inc., 1970; film actress, Rollins & Joffe Prodns., 1970. Consultant poetry Stone House Press, Roslyn, New York, since 1983, development advisory com.Libr. Associations, Stanford University, 1993.

Visiting commission to president on libraries, Stanford, 1984-1987. Speaker in field.


  • Avocation: collecting rare books and manuscripts. F C.



Vice president League of Women Voters, Hempstead-Garden City, New York, 1948-1950. Co-founder Free Library Association, Garden City, 1952. Chairman American Association of University Women, Garden City, 1962-1965.

Reader, recorder Recording for the Blind, New York City, 1970. President Hofstra University Library. Associates Rare Books, 1975.

Leader Poetry Readers' Workshop Garden City Adult Education, 1975-1977. Board directors Adelphi University Friends, Garden City, 1978. Member executive board Friends of Garden City Public Library., since 1989.

Donor special collection holograph letters and manuscripts of Walter DeLaMare to Green Library., Stanford University. Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, The Grolier Club New York, Poets & Writers, Inc. (listed writer), Pen and Brush Inc.

(Candace Stevenson Poetry award 1983), Poetry Society of America (life, award 1977), Presidential Task Force for the Arts (charter), The Actors' Fund American (life), History Societies Garden City and Long Island (life).


  • Other Interests

    Collecting rare books and manuscripts.


Married William Edward Hatch, June 22, 1941 (deceased October 1977). Children: Dorothea Lee, William Edward, Junior.

Edwin Harrison LeBaker

Estelle (Saff) LeBaker

William Edward Hatch

William Edward Hatch

Junior Hatch

Dorothea Lee Hatch