Doris Nolan Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 July 1916New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 29 July 1998Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England, UK
Height 5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lovely blonde stage actress Doris Nolan, a former model raised in New York, appeared in school plays and summer stock before trying to make it in the big time. Following some Broadway work, she decorated films briefly in the late 30s after earning a contract from Fox -- most noticeably as Katharine Hepburn's chic, high-society sister in the comedy classic Holiday (1938). Other than that one bright cinematic spot, she was gone within the decade and returned to her theatre roots, appearing successfully in the long-running New York war-era hit "The Doughgirls" for two years. Around that time, Doris met and married Canadian actor Alexander Knox and they moved permanently to England after he was blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. She was glimpsed in a few British films in the late 60s, then quietly retired and worked for an art gallery. Had one son, Andrew Knox.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (1)

Alexander Knox (30 December 1944 - 25 April 1995) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

At one time a business associate of the Eric Esterick art galleries in London.
Attended New Rochelle High School and appeared in school plays; studied dramatics at Provincetown Playhouse.
Mother of Andrew Knox.
Ex-mother-in-law of Imogen Hassall.

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