Ann Doran

Ann Doran

Highest Rated: 100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Lowest Rated: 22% Wildcats (1986)

Birthday: Jul 28, 1911

Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, USA

Character actress Ann Doran was beyond prolific, appearing in more than 350 film and television shows. Her career in film began humbly, working as a stand-in before stepping up to bit parts in movies like Frank Capra's rags to riches romantic comedy "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town." Capra liked Doran and went on to cast her in a string of his films, including his adaptation of the daffy stage play "You Can't Take It With You." Capra's interest also aided Doran in scoring a contract with Columbia in 1938, which guaranteed her consistent work over the years in a wide range of productions, including the popular action serial "Flying G-Men," the Three Stooge's comedy short "Three Sappy People," and major movies like Howard Hawks' sassy classic "His Girl Friday." Though most of her work were bit parts, Doran did land the occasional lead. In 1938, she starred opposite Charles Starrett in the revenge-centered Western "Rio Grande." She later landed a supporting role in the boy and his dog drama "For the Love of Rusty." The film spawned several sequels, in which Doran reprised her role as the boy's loving mother, Ethel Mitchell. Yet she may be best remembered as the concerned mother of Jim Stark (James Dean) in the iconic classic "Rebel Without a Cause." Upon her death in 2000, Doran showed her love of Hollywood one last time by donating $400,000 to the Motion Picture Country House, which cares for retirees from the film industry.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
22% 49% Wildcats Mrs. Chatham (Character) $23.6M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Great-Aunt Sadie (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 46% First Monday in October Storekeeper (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Grandma Lundy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 50% Flood! Emma Fisher (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Macahans Grandma Macahan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Nobody Wanted Mrs. Kimberly (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd Secretary (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Angry Man Nurse Whitbread (Character) - 1974
81% 74% The Hired Hand Mrs. Sorenson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Priest Killer Harriet Miles (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 78% Once You Kiss a Stranger Lee's Mother (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 42% Not With My Wife, You Don't! Doris Parker (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 62% The Hostage Miss Mabry (Character) - 1966
33% 62% The Carpetbaggers Reporter (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 36% The Brass Bottle Martha Kenton (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 29% Where Love Has Gone Mrs. Geraghty (Character) - 1964
83% 70% A Summer Place Mrs. Talbert (uncredited) (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cast a Long Shadow Charlotte Calvert (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Animal Nurse (Character) - 1958
69% 45% It! The Terror From Beyond Space Mary Royce (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Bad Man Martha Mordigan (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deep Six Elsie Edge (uncredited) (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice in the Mirror Mrs. Devlin (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joy Ride Grace (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Road Edith Miller (Character) - 1958
92% 88% Rebel Without a Cause Mrs. Stark (Character) - 1955
86% 79% The Desperate Hours Mrs. Walling (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Mathias Story Mrs. Lillian Mathias (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 0% So This Is Love Mrs. James Moore (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story Mrs. Addie Burke (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons Clara Randolph (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 23% Love Is Better Than Ever Mrs. Levoy (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her First Romance Mrs. Foster (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 11% The Painted Hills Martha Blake (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 11% Tomahawk Mrs. Carrington (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambling House Mrs. Della Lucas (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 50% No Sad Songs for Me Louise Spears (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 33% Never a Dull Moment Jean Morrow (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday in Havana Marge Henley (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calamity Jane and Sam Bass Mrs. Lucy Egan (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty's Birthday Mrs. Mitchell (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Fling Vera Thompson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Dog Rusty Mrs. Ethel Mitchell (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty Leads the Way Ethel Mitchell (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 62% The Accused Miss Rice (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 68% Pitfall Maggie (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Gossip (Character) - 1948
75% 69% My Favorite Brunette Miss Rogers (Character) - 1947
50% 31% Magic Town Mrs. Weaver (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 32% Fear in the Night Lil Herlihy (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Son of Rusty Mrs. Ethel Mitchell (Character) - 1947
100% 74% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Bobbi St. John (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 77% Pride of the Marines Ella Mae Merchant (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 75% Roughly Speaking Alice Abbott (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gildersleeve on Broadway Matilda Brown (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 67% Slightly Dangerous Salesgirl (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 83% So Proudly We Hail Lt. Betty Peterson (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Dorothy Melton (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 77% The Hard Way Dorshka (uncredited) (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Nurse at Party (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminals Within Linda (Character) - 1941
94% 75% Penny Serenade Dotty "Dot" (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls of the Road Jerry (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 75% Blondie Elsie Hazlip (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 38% Blind Alley Agnes (Character) - 1939
67% 71% The Man They Could Not Hang Betty Crawford (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rio Grande Jean Andrews (Character) - 1939
93% 88% You Can't Take It With You Maggie O'Neill (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry the Girl Marge (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Girls Ann Jason (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring Around the Moon Kay Duncan (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Red Schoolhouse Mary Burke (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Way Down East Hired Girl (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Mrs. Rawling (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Mrs. Bradley (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Nurse Meg Cratty (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Mrs. Lockwood (Guest Star) 1975 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mrs. Moody (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Doris Timmons (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Eva Styles (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Mrs. Kingston (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Loretta Spoon (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Betty (Guest Star) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Edie Fraser (Guest Star) 1970 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Claire Durell (Guest Star) 1962-1963 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet National Velvet Martha Brown (Character) 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Nurse (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Doctor Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Mrs. Stewart (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gene Autry Show Aunt Lynn (Guest Star) 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1952-1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roy Rogers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1952

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