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Doris Davenport (Doris Davenport)

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Biography

Moline, Illinois, USA
Doris Davenport was born in Moline, IL, but grew up in Hollywood. Samuel Goldwyn gave her the part of Eddie Cantor's sweetheart in the famous ice cream factory scene (sung by Ethel Merman, Cantor, Davenport, Warren Hymer and Children's Chorus) after he saw her work as a Goldwyn Girl. As Doris Jordan, she tested for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and was one of the finalists. That test interested Goldwyn enough to cast her opposite Gary Cooper in The Westerner (1940) where she did good work. Read more...

Actor

Character: Nora aka 'Toots'

Kid Millions 1934

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Character: Actress 'The Westerner'

Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963

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Character: Jane Ellen Mathews

The Westerner 1940

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