Mamie Van Doren

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Mamie Van Doren

Mamie Van Doren (born Joan Lucille Olander; February 6, 1931) is an American actress and model. She acts primarily in movies. She is also a singer. Her many movies include Untamed Youth (1957). Many times, she would play a bad girl within her movies. Van Doren has been oftentimes compared against other blonde actresses, in particular, Marilyn Monroe.[1] Mamie was born in Rowena, South Dakota.

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In 1946, Doren began working at the Pantages Theatre as an usher in Hollywood. Where in the following year, she had a part on an early television series. She sang with Ted Fio Rito's band and entered several beauty contests.

Doren was 17 years old when she got married to Jack Newman in Santa Barbara, California, but because of his abusive nature the marriage didn't last long.[2] Doren won the titles Miss Eight Ball and Miss Palm Springs at the age of 18 years.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. (Archive 2019, p. 143)
  2. 2.0 2.1 (Koper 2010, p. 319)

Biography[change | change source]

  • Archive, Colin Slater and The Hollywood Photo (2019-09-17). Portraits from Hollywood's Golden Age of Glamour. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4930-3346-1.
  • Koper, Richard (2010-03-31). Fifties Blondes: Sexbombs, Sirens, Bad Girls and Teen Queens. BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-521-4.