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“Her face sold a lot of magazines,” the late Eileen Ford, co-founder of Ford Models, once said.

When she was on the cover of Vogue, her father would bring the magazine to work at the IRT subway to show his co-workers, who were reading the Daily News.

McGowan also graced the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Glamour in the ‘60s.

After McGowan starred in “Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?” — a spoof of the fashion scene shot in Paris — producer David O. Selznick wanted Dorothy for the lead in “Valley of the Dolls.”

But she would have had to sign a five-picture contract.

“No way,” said Dorothy, “I wasn’t interested in becoming a movie star.”

 

She also didn’t like Selznick, who produced the epic “Gone with the Wind,” and said he was “arrogant,” her friend John Reynolds told me.

McGowan then disappeared, married photographer Didier Dorot, moved to the suburbs, and had two kids, Juliette and Damien.

She earned a master’s degree in social work from NYU, and taught special needs children in the Bronx for 10 years.

Her son was once swarmed by a busload of camera-wielding Japanese tourists who mistook him for actor Tom Cruise. His mother was proud and amused.

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