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Doro Merande

Highest Rated:   87% The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Lowest Rated:   10% Change of Habit (1969)
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Orphaned as a child, Kansan Doro Merande grew up in boarding schools. She was in her early twenties when she impulsively decided to become a New York actress. Her skinny frame and wavering voice making her ideal for rural character roles, Doro went on to appear in 25 Broadway plays, most famously as the old lady who "loved weddings" in the original 1938 production of Our Town. This was the part that brought her to Hollywood in 1940. Though she preferred to remain in New York, Doro was seen in dozens of Hollywood-based TV and movie character roles, including the loudmouthed housekeeper in The Gazebo (1959) and the strident "victim" of Soviet "invaders" in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966). In 1960, Doro was one of the stars of the TV sitcom Bringing up Buddy; reportedly, all chances for this series' success were sabotaged by the fact that Ms. Merande and her co-star, silent film veteran Enid Markey, openly despised one another. In her last professional years, Doro Merande was a frequent guest star of The Jackie Gleason Show.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
70% The Front Page
  • Jennie
1974
17% Making It
  • Librarian
1971
10% Change of Habit
  • Rose
1969
42% Skidoo
  • Mayor
1968
22% Hurry Sundown
  • Ada Hemmings
1967
86% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
  • Muriel Everett
1966
73% Kiss Me, Stupid
  • Mrs. Pettibone
1964
50% The Cardinal
  • Woman Picket
1963
No Score Yet The Gazebo
  • Matilda
1959
86% The Man With the Golden Arm
  • Vi
1955
87% The Seven Year Itch
  • Waitress
1955
No Score Yet Cover-Up
  • Hilda
1949
86% Our Town
  • Mrs. Soames
1940
No Score Yet The Star Maker
  • Gerry Society Woman
1939
No Score Yet State Fair
  • Lady at Food Contest
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
82% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Sadie
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Mrs. Herman
  • 1958

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