Having first aspired to become a teacher, wavy-haired, blonde Mary Doran attended the respected Ned Wayburn
Dancing Academy - like countless other hopeful actresses - to learn tap dancing. She first appeared on stage in 'Betsy' (1926), a rare flop by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
(and Rodgers & Hart), then in the hit 'Rio Rita'. Her film career lasted just...
See full bio »