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Doris Davenport (1917–1980)

Doris Davenport was born in Moline, IL, but grew up in Hollywood. Samuel Goldwyn gave her the part of Eddie Cantor's sweetheart in the famous ice cream factory scene (sung by Ethel Merman, Cantor, Davenport, Warren Hymer and Children's Chorus) after he saw her work as a Goldwyn Girl. As Doris Jordan, she tested for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in ... See full bio »

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 1940 The Westerner
Jane Ellen Mathews
 1939 Sorority House
Neva Simpson (as Doris Jordan)
 1937 Thin Ice
Member of Girls Band (uncredited)
 1935 The Girl Friend
Chorus Girl in Play (uncredited)
 1935 His Old Flame (Short)
 1934 Kid Millions
Nora aka 'Toots'
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 1934 Kid Millions (performer: "Ice Cream Fantasy" (1934) - uncredited)
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 1963 Hollywood: The Great Stars (TV Movie documentary)
Actress 'The Westerner' (uncredited)
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Doris Jordan
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According to David Ragan's "Who's Who In Hollywood", her career ended shortly after she had completed "The Westerner" due to a car crash in which her legs were crushed, so that for the remainder of her life she could not walk without the use of a cane. See more »

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