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Dolores Gray (1924–2002)


Dabbling in practically every facet of the business during her over six-decade career -- nightclubs, cabaret, radio, recordings, TV, film and Broadway -- sultry, opulent, hard-looking singing star Dolores Gray, distinctive for her sharp, somewhat equine features, lived the high life for most of her time on earth. Born in Chicago in 1924, she began... See full bio »

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Known For

Designing Woman
Designing Woman Lori Shannon
(1957)
It's Always Fair Weather
It's Always Fair Weather Madeline Bradville
(1955)
Kismet
Kismet Lalume
(1955)

Filmography

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 1965 Girl Talk (TV Series)
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Carolina Clay
- Famous (1961) ... Carolina Clay
 1957 Designing Woman
Lori Shannon
 1955 Kismet
Lalume
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Madeline Bradville
 1952 The Buick Circus Hour (TV Series)
Kim O'Neill
- Episode #1.1 (1952) ... Kim O'Neill
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Nightclub Singer (uncredited)
 1942 Lady for a Night
Dolores, a Singer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played "Dorothy Brock" in the Bost and National touring companies of the musical "42nd Street" in the mid-eighties. Played the role of "Carlotta Campion" in the late-eighties revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" in London, where she sang the show-stopping number "I'm still here". See more »
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Personal Quote:

My mother once said to me, 'It's not a very happy life unless you make it very big.'

Trivia:

Dolores Gray sang Marilyn Monroe's parts on the Decca Records soundtrack release of There's No Business Like Show Business (1954). Monroe's recorded voice was under contract with RCA Victor who would not issue a release, so Gray's voice was used. See more »

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