Doris Dowling

Doris Dowling

Performer

Doris Dowling, a throaty brunette star of the 1940s Broadway stage and Hollywood films, died in Los Angeles on June 18, 2004, the New York Times reported. She was 81. Doris and her older sister, Constance, got their start on the Broadway stage in 1940, Constance in Liliom, Doris as a chorus member of the Cole Porter musical Panama Hattie. She played another ensemble member in the 1941 Eddie Cantor vehicle Banjo Eyes, and then the short-lived 1942 George Abbott-directed musical Beat the Band.

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  • Born: May 15, 1923 in Detroit, MI, USA
  • Death: Jun 18, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Roles (12)

The Women Playbill - April 1973 The Women (1973)
Opened Apr 25, 1973
  • as A Nurse (Original)
  • as (Understudy - Original)
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New Faces of 1943 Playbill - Opening Night New Faces of 1943 (1942)
Opened Dec 22, 1942
  • as "We'll Swing It Through!" Performer (Original)
  • as "Finale" Performer (Original)
  • as The Showgirl (Original)
  • as Showgirl (Original)
  • as "Well, Well!" Performer (Original)
  • as "Shoes" Performer (Original)
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Beat the Band Playbill - Oct 1942 Beat the Band (1942)
Opened Oct 14, 1942
  • as Dancing Girl (Original)
  • as Bell Girl (Original)
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Banjo Eyes Playbill - Feb 1942 Banjo Eyes (1941)
Opened Dec 25, 1941
  • as Dancing Girl (Original)
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Panama Hattie Playbill - June 1941 Panama Hattie (1940)
Opened Oct 30, 1940
  • as Dancing Girl (Original)
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