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Mary Doran

Mary Doran
Doran in 1932
Born(1910-09-08)September 8, 1910
New York City, U.S.
DiedSeptember 6, 1995(1995-09-06) (aged 84)
New York City, U.S.
Years active1927–1944
SpouseJoseph Sherman (1931-1937) (divorced)

Mary Doran (September 8, 1910 – September 6, 1995) was an American actress.[1] She appeared in more than 80 films from 1927 to 1944.


Doran was born in New York and attended public schools there before graduating and going to Columbia University. She left Columbia after three years[2] to pursue a career on stage. She sang and danced in Belle Baker's Betsy when it was in New York. Later, she performed in Flo Ziegfeld's Rio Rita.[3]

Doran's films included Broadway Melody, Half a Bride, and The Trial of Mary Dugan.[4] In 1929, Doran was under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[5]

Personal life

On August 15, 1931, Doran married Joseph Sherman in San Diego, California. Sherman was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's chief publicity director.[4]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ Hal Erickson (2014). "Nora Lane". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mary Doran Has High Regard For Her Alma Mater". The Jackson Sun. Tennessee, Jackson. November 22, 1936. p. 27. Retrieved October 25, 2020 – via
  3. ^ Thomas, Dan (December 22, 1929). "New Stars for the Talkies You'll See Next Year". Jefferson City Post-Tribune. Missouri, Jefferson City. Every Week Magazine. pp. 38–39. Retrieved October 25, 2020 – via
  4. ^ a b "Mary Doran Weds on Coast". The New York Times. Associated Press. August 16, 1931. p. 31. ProQuest 99314004. Retrieved October 25, 2020 – via ProQuest.
  5. ^ Thomas, Dan (September 17, 1929). "Versatility Is Much More Necessary To Actress In Moving Pictures Than On Stage". Arizona Republic. Arizona, Phoenix. p. 21. Retrieved October 25, 2020 – via
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