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Doris Weston (1917–1960)

She was born of Swedish ancestry, Thyra Doris Marion Swanstrom, in Chicago, Illinois. Her career began as a singer on NBC radio and as a vocalist in nightclubs. A very pretty blonde, Doris got her first break of sorts in 1935 after appearing on "Major Bowe's Original Amateur Hour" in New York. She was then spotlighted for nine weeks at the ... See full bio »

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Mandrake, the Magician
Mandrake, the Magician Betty Houston
Chip of the Flying U
Chip of the Flying U Margaret Whitmore
Born to Be Wild
Born to Be Wild Mary Stevens
Submarine D-1
Submarine D-1 Ann Sawyer


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 1939 Chip of the Flying U
Margaret Whitmore
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Waitress (uncredited)
 1939 Mandrake, the Magician
Betty Houston
 1938 Men of Steel (Short)
Martha Stevens
 1938 It's in the Stars (Short)
Miss Roberts
 1938 Delinquent Parents
Carol Wharton Caldwell
 1938 Born to Be Wild
Mary Stevens
 1937 Submarine D-1
Ann Sawyer
 1937 The Singing Marine
Peggy Randall
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 1937 The Singing Marine (performer: "The Lady Who Couldn't Be Kissed" (1937), "Stolen Holiday" (1936), "I Know Now" (1937), "You Can't Run Away from Love Tonight" (1937), "Night Over Shanghai" (1937) - uncredited)

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Actress, radio performer and nightclub singer, winning on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour, a popular radio talent show during the mid-1930Edward Bowes. Weston was chosen to replace Ruby Keeler, frequent co-star opposite Dick Powell, as Powell's co-star in The Singing Marine (1937) because she was considered not only to have a better singing voice than Keeler but a physical resemblance to Keeler as ... See more »

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