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Doris Dowling

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Doris Dowling (May 15, 1923 – June 18, 2004) was an American actress of film, stage and television. After her time as a chorus-girl on Broadway, Detroit-born Doris Dowling followed her elder sister Constance to Hollywood. Her first credited film role was that of Gloria, barfly and drinking companion to fellow alcoholic Ray Milland in the 1945 film The Lost Weekend. She next appeared in The Blue Dahlia, which starred Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. As post-war work became more scarce, she emigrated to Italy to revive her career, as her sister had done. In Italy, Dowling starred in several acclaimed films including Bitter Rice. She appeared in Orson Welles's European production of Othello in 1952, playing Bianca. Upon returning to the US, much of her work was in theatre and on television. She appeared in such television shows as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Andy Griffith Show, and, late in her career, The Incredible Hulk, Kojak and finally, The Dukes of Hazzard in 1984. She also co-starred with Bob Cummings and Julie Newmar in the sitcom My Living Doll. In 1973, Dowling shared an Outer Critics Circle award for her performance in a revival of The Women on Broadway. Personal life Dowling dated Billy Wilder and married three times. She was band leader Artie Shaw's 7th wife, by whom she had a son, Jonathan. Her other husbands were Robert F. Blumofe (1956–1959) and Leonard B. Kaufman (1960 until her death in 2004).


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Born:
May 15, 1923 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
33
First Appeared:
In the movie And Now Tomorrow 1944-11-22
Latest Project:
Series Simon & Simon 1981-11-24
Known For
Poster of The Greatest Show on Earth
Poster of Wink of an Eye
Poster of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Poster of Sarumba
Filmography
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Movie The Car Bertha 1977-05-13
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Movie Tell Me Where It Hurts Reva 1974-03-12
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Grindl Unknown 1963-09-15
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Gallant Men Unknown 1962-10-05
Series Checkmate Unknown 1960-09-17
Series The Tall Man Unknown 1960-09-10
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Movie Wink of an Eye Myrna Duchane 1958-06-01
Movie The Party Crashers Mrs. Webster 1958-09-01
Series Richard Diamond, Private Detective Unknown 1957-07-01
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie Running Target Smitty 1956-11-01
Movie Othello Bianca 1955-09-12
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie Sarumba Unknown 1950-01-01
Movie Bitter Rice Francesca 1950-09-18
Movie Alina Unknown 1950-06-07
Series Lights Out Unknown 1949-07-19
Movie The Crimson Key Margaret Loring 1947-07-02
Movie The Blue Dahlia Helen Morrison 1946-04-16
Movie The Lost Weekend Gloria 1945-11-29
Movie And Now Tomorrow Maid of Honor 1944-11-22