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Doro Merande (Dora Matthews)

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Biography

Columbia, Kansas, USA
Plain, angular Doro Merande was one of those delightful character actresses you couldn't take your eyes off of, no matter how minuscule the part. She excelled at playing older than she was -- doting aunts, inveterate gossips, curt secretaries and small-minded townspeople -- all topped with an amusing warble in her voice and bristly eccentric edge. Too bad then that she wasn't used more in films, but she preferred live theater and based herself for the most part on the East Coast. She was born Dora Matthews in Kansas in 1892 and orphaned as a child. Read more...

Actor

Character: Maid

Wayward 1932

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Character: Mrs. Metcalfe's Acquaintance at Food Contest

State Fair 1933

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Character: Miss Fennock - Orphanage Assistant

Zoo in Budapest 1933

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Character: Inmate, First Lady of the Land

The Snake Pit 1948

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Character: Waitress at Vegetarian Restaurant

The Seven Year Itch 1955

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Character: Woman Picket

The Cardinal 1963

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Character: Ada Hemmings

Hurry Sundown 1967

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Character: Assistant USO Hostess

The Phil Silvers Show 1955

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Character: Augusta Mills

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Melba Pennaroyd

Thriller 1960

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Character: Mrs. Harriet Willman

Suspense 1949

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