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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 his musical Kid Millions (1934) after seeing her work as a Goldwyn Girl. As Doris Jordan, she tested for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and was one of the finalists. That test interested ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Westerner
The Westerner Jane Ellen Mathews
(1940)
Behind the News
Behind the News Barbara Shaw
(1940)
Kid Millions
Kid Millions Nora aka 'Toots'
(1934)
Sorority House
Sorority House Neva Simpson
(1939)

Filmography

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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 George White's 1935 Scandals
Chorine (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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Alternate Names:

Doris Jordan
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Tested for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »

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Capricorn

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