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Doris Eaton (I) (1904–2010)

Doris Eaton was born in Norfolk, Virginia, into a show business family. The young Doris began appearing on stage with her brothers Charles and Joseph and her sisters Mary and Pearl when she was five years old. She made her Broadway debut aside her brother Charles in "Mother Carey's Chickens" in 1917. The following year, the 14-year-old Doris ... See full bio »

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(age 106) in Commerce, Michigan, USA

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 1999 Man on the Moon
Eleanor Gould (as Doris Eaton Travis)
 1929 The Very Idea
Edith Goodhue
 1929 Street Girl
Singer at Club Joyzelle
 1928 Taking the Count (Short)
2nd Daughter
 1923 Fashion Follies (Short)
Doris - the Leading Dancer
 1923 High Kickers (Short)
 1922 The Call of the East
Mrs. Burleigh
 1922 Tell Your Children
Rosny Edwards
 1922 The Broadway Peacock
Rose Ingraham
 1921 At the Stage Door
Betty
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 1929 Street Girl (performer: "Broken Up Tune" (1929) - uncredited)
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 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Give My Regards to Broadway: 1893-1927 (2004) ... Herself (as Doris Eaton Travis)
 2003 Olive Thomas: Everybody's Sweetheart (Documentary)
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 1933 Reckless Decision
Doris Devereaux (edited from 'Tell Your Children')
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Other Works:

Page Pygmalion (1932). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Doris Eaton Travis
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Personal Quote:

[on why she survived the end of her stage career better than her sisters] I reached the age of 32 and I took a good look at myself and said, "What's going on here? This is nothing. This is not life". I went back to church and began to study and find myself. I got some inner strength from that.

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Her first husband, stage producer Joe Gorham, who ran the Gorham Theatrical Enterprises of Chicago, featured Doris in his "Gorham Follies" in 1922. They married in January of 1923. The marriage was a brief, but very unhappy one. Her abusive husband died of a heart attack in October of the same year. See more »

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