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Doro Merande (1892–1975)

Plain, angular Doro Merande was one of those delightful character actresses you couldn't take your eyes off of, no matter how minuscule the part. She excelled at playing older than she was -- doting aunts, inveterate gossips, curt secretaries and small-minded townspeople -- all topped with an amusing warble in her voice and bristly eccentric edge.... See full bio »
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 1974 The Front Page
 1971 Making It
 1966-1970 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Emma Beauregard / Aunt Ethel
- The Honeymooners: We're Off to See the Wizard (1970) ... Emma Beauregard
 1970 The Front Page (TV Movie)
 1969 Change of Habit
 1968 Skidoo
The Mayor
 1967 Hurry Sundown
Ada Hemmings
 1964 Kiss Me, Stupid
Mrs. Pettibone
 1963 The Cardinal
Woman Picket
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- The Bard (1963) ... Sadie
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Elizabeth Campbell
- Image of a Toad (1963) ... Elizabeth Campbell
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Augusta Mills
- The Voices of Death (1962) ... Augusta Mills
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Miss Stewart
- Sweet Bloom of Death (1961) ... Miss Stewart
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Melba Pennaroyd
- A Third for Pinochle (1961) ... Melba Pennaroyd
 1960-1961 Bringing Up Buddy (TV Series)
Aunt Iris Flower / Iris Flower
- Behind Bars (1961) ... Aunt Iris Flower
- Buddy and the Teenager (1961) ... Aunt Iris Flower
- Room for Rent (1961) ... Aunt Iris Flower
- Buddy and Janie (1961) ... Aunt Iris Flower
- Big Game Hunter (1961) ... Aunt Iris Flower
 1960 New Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
Aunt Julia
- The Trouble with Richard (1960) ... Aunt Julia
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Miss Hammer / Mrs. Adolph
- The Silver Whistle (1959) ... Miss Hammer
- If You Knew Elizabeth (1957) ... Mrs. Adolph
 1959 The Gazebo
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Assistant USO Hostess / Mrs. Whitcomb - Afternoon Registrar
- Bilko's Casino (1959) ... Assistant USO Hostess
- Bilko's Godson (1959) ... Mrs. Whitcomb - Afternoon Registrar
 1959 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Miss Haskins (uncredited)
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mrs. Herman
- Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore (1958) ... Mrs. Herman
 1958 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Mrs. Turton
- Operation Zero Launch (1958) ... Mrs. Turton
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- You Can't Win (1957) ... Felice
 1955 The Seven Year Itch
Waitress at Vegetarian Restaurant (uncredited)
 1955 Windows (TV Series)
 1953-1954 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Happy Touch (1954)
- To Live in Peace (1953)
 1953 Valiant Lady (TV Series)
Ivy Harper (1956-1957)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
- The Golden Dress (1953)
 1953 Mister Peepers (TV Series)
Aunt Ralphia
- Cousin Luther (1953) ... Aunt Ralphia
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Mrs. Harriet Willman
- Portrait of Constance (1953) ... Mrs. Harriet Willman
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Miss Sandow
- The Wednesday Wish (1953) ... Miss Sandow
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Red Tape (1952)
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell
Mrs. Hammer
 1949 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Nurse Emulsion
- Cousin Simon (1949) ... Nurse Emulsion (uncredited)
 1949 Cover Up
 1948 The Snake Pit
Inmate, First Lady of the Land (uncredited)
 1939 The Star Maker
Gerry Society Woman
 1935 Bad Boy
Mrs. Jackson (uncredited)
 1935 Navy Wife
Nurse Sharpe (uncredited)
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels
Hymn-singing Lady (uncredited)
 1933 Zoo in Budapest
Miss Fennock - Orphanage Assistant (uncredited)
 1933 Bondage
Boarding House Matron (uncredited)
 1933 State Fair
Mrs. Metcalfe's Acquaintance at Food Contest (uncredited)
 1932 Wayward
Maid (uncredited)
 1931 Personal Maid
Mrs. Wurtz's Maid (uncredited)
 1928 Interference
Deborah's Maid (uncredited)
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Doro Merande (nee Dora Matthews) appeared in 25 Broadway plays, most famously as the old lady who "loved weddings" in the original 1938 production of "Our Town". This part brought her to Hollywood in 1940. See more »

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