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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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 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
 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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42nd Street (1980). Musical comedy. Music by Harry Warren. Lyrics by Al Dubin. Lead Ins and Crossovers by Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble and Bradford Ropes [posthumous credit]. Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes. Musical Director: John Lesko. Vocal arrangements by John Lesko. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Dance ... 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.'


Although the role of "Frenchy" in 1959's "Destry Rides Again" was one of Gray's greatest successes on Broadway, it was an experience she always recalled with mixed emotions. Always a total professional, she was constantly at odds with perfectionist director/choreographer Michael Kidd. This tumultuous relationship reached its peak when an angry Kidd called Gray a "slut" in front of the entire ... See more »

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