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Overview (4)

Born in Syracuse, New York, USA
Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (cardiac arrest)
Birth NameDoris Margaret Kenyon
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The daughter of a poet, Doris Kenyon made her stage and screen debuts in 1915. She was often cast as a pleasant heroine in many silent films. She co-starred with popular silent-era actors like Rudolph Valentino and her future husband Milton Sills. Due to her stage experience she made a smooth transition to sound films. She could still be seen on television in the mid-'60s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (4)

Bronislaw Mylnarski (1947 - 1971) ( his death)
Albert David Lasker (1938 - 1939) ( divorced)
Arthur Hopkins (Syracuse Real Estate Broker) (1933 - 1934) ( annulled)
Milton Sills (1926 - 15 September 1930) ( his death)

Trivia (12)

She married and divorced two other men between Milton Sills and Bronislaw Mylinarski.
Son Kenyon Clarence Sills (6 May 1927 - 11 April 1971)
Her husband, Bronislaw Mylnarski, was the brother-in-law of Artur Rubinstein.
Silent-screen star
Doris Day's mother was a big fan of Doris', and named her daughter after her. By coincidence in 1975, at the time Day published her autobiography, they were neighbors on Crescent Dr. in Beverly Hills.
For most of her career she lived in a Spanish-revival mansion in Brentwood Heights. The gardens were home to a collection of around 150 species of trees, according to fan magazines.
She was with Paramount Pictures for the studio's first dramatic, all-talking movie, Interference (1928).
Educated at Packer College Institute and at Barnard College majoring in language, literature, and music.
Was a protégé of Victor Herbert.
Her father, Rev. Dr. James Benjamin Kenyon, was a protégé of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Started her own production company, Deluxe Pictures, for which she starred in three films.
Kenyon had an excellent soprano singing voice and often performed publicly with piano accompaniment by Max Rabinovitch.

Personal Quotes (1)

[in Hollywood Filmograph, January 14th, 1933] Men just cannot stand the adulation which vast audiences show them. Just see what happens to men when they become idolized. Women seem to be able to take careers more easily. They grow with their success. Family life becomes fuller; they don't spoil their children by being with them over-much o mollycoddle them. Women should have some outside interests.

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