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Ann Doran



A sadly neglected supporting actress, Ann Doran played everything from Charley Chase's foil in Columbia two-reelers of the late '30s to James Dean's mother in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and also guest starred in such television shows as Superman, Petticoat Junction, Bewitched, and The A Team. A former child model and the daughter of silent screen actress Rose Allen (1885-1977), Doran made her screen bow in Douglas Fairbanks' Robin Hood (1922) but then spent the next 12 years or so getting herself an education. She returned to films in 1934 and joined the Columbia short subject department two years later. While with Columbia, Doran worked on all of Frank Capra's films save Lost Horizon (1937) and she later toiled for both Paramount and Warner Bros., often receiving fine reviews but always missing out on the one role that may have made her a star. Appearing in more than 500 films and television shows (her own count), Doran worked well into the 1980s, often unbilled but always a noticeable presence.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Man Who Turned To Stone
  • Actor
2013
13% Wildcats
  • Mrs. Chatham
1986
No Score Yet First Monday in October
  • Storekeeper
1981
29% All Night Long
  • Grandmother Gibbons
1981
No Score Yet Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion
  • Actor
1977
22% The Gumball Rally
  • Mrs. Ontley
1976
No Score Yet Flood!
  • Emma Fisher
1976
92% The Hired Hand
  • Mrs. Sorenson
1971
100% There Was a Crooked Man
  • Mrs. Lomax
1970
No Score Yet Once You Kiss a Stranger
  • Lee's Mother
1969
14% The Arrangement
  • Nurse Costello
1969
No Score Yet The Hostage
  • Miss Mabry
1967
No Score Yet Not With My Wife, You Don't
  • Doris Parker
1966
67% Kitten with a Whip
  • Mavis Varden
1964
No Score Yet Where Love Has Gone
  • Mrs. Geraghty
1964
33% The Carpetbaggers
  • Woman Reporter
1964
No Score Yet The Brass Bottle
  • Martha Kenton
1964
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D.
  • Mrs. Pyser
1963
83% A Summer Place
  • Mrs. Talbert
1959
No Score Yet The FBI Story
  • Mrs. Ballard
1959
No Score Yet Warlock
  • Mrs. Richardson
1959
69% It! The Terror From Beyond Space
  • Mary Royce
1958
No Score Yet The Deep Six
  • Elsie
1958
40% Band of Angels
  • Mrs. Morton
1957
96% Rebel Without a Cause
  • Jim's Mother
1955
83% The Desperate Hours
  • Mrs. Walling
1955
100% Them!
  • Psychiatrist
1954
25% The High and the Mighty
  • Mrs. Joseph
1954
No Score Yet Island in the Sky
  • Moon's wife
1953
No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story
  • Lillian Edwards
1953
No Score Yet So This Is Love
  • Mrs. Moore
1953
No Score Yet Paula
  • Welfare Worker
1952
No Score Yet Love Is Better Than Ever
  • Mrs. Levoy
1952
No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons
  • Clara Randolph
1952
No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story
  • Mrs. Burke
1952
No Score Yet Starlift
  • Mrs. Callan
1951
No Score Yet The Painted Hills (Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush) (Lassie's Christmas Story)
  • Martha Blake
1951
No Score Yet Gambling House
  • Della
1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara
  • Betty Clark
1951
No Score Yet Tomahawk
  • Mrs. Carrington
1951
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment
  • Jean
1950
No Score Yet The Jackpot
  • Miss Bowen
1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me
  • Louise Spears
1950
No Score Yet Riding High
  • Nurse
1950
83% The Fountainhead
  • Secretary
1949
No Score Yet The Accused
  • Miss Rice
1949
No Score Yet Beyond the Forest
  • Edith Williams
1949
No Score Yet Rusty's Birthday
  • Mrs. Ethel Mitchell
1949
83% He Walked by Night
  • Woman Dispatcher
1948
100% The Snake Pit
  • Valerie
1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho
  • Gossip
1948
No Score Yet The Return of the Whistler
  • Sybil
1948
No Score Yet Pitfall
  • Maggie
1948
50% Magic Town
  • Mrs. Weaver
1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Hairdresser
1947
71% My Favorite Brunette
  • Miss Rogers
1947
No Score Yet Fear in the Night
  • Lil Herlihy
1947
No Score Yet The Son of Rusty
  • Mrs. Mitchell
1947
No Score Yet Seven Were Saved
  • Mrs. Rollin Hartley
1947
100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  • Secretary
1946
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage
  • Secretary
1946
No Score Yet Pride of the Marines
  • Ella Merchant
1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking
  • Alice Abbott
1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves
  • Ruth
1944
50% Mr. Skeffington
  • Marie, Nursemaid
1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell
  • Praying Woman
1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance
  • Saleslady
1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail!
  • Lt. Betty Peterson
1943
No Score Yet Criminals Within
  • Actor
1943
No Score Yet Slightly Dangerous
  • Salesgirl
1943
94% The More the Merrier
  • Miss Bilby
1943
88% Air Force
  • Mary Quincannon
1943
No Score Yet The Hard Way
  • Dorschka
1943
No Score Yet Street of Chance
  • Miss Peabody
1942
No Score Yet My Sister Eileen
  • Receptionist
1942
No Score Yet They All Kissed the Bride
  • Maid
1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Receptionist
1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy
  • Dorothy Melton
1942
No Score Yet Blue, White and Perfect
  • Miss Hoffman
1942
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade
  • Waitress
1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber
  • Helen
1941
93% Penny Serenade
  • Dotty "Dot"
1941
89% Meet John Doe
  • Mrs. Hansen
1941
No Score Yet Criminals Within
  • Linda
1941
No Score Yet Blondie
  • Elsie Hazlip
1939
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Paine's Secretary
1939
80% The Man They Could Not Hang
  • Betty Crawford
1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live
  • Secretary Juror
1939
No Score Yet Blind Alley
  • Agnes
1939
No Score Yet A Doggone Mixup
  • Actor
1938
91% You Can't Take It With You
  • Maggie O'Neill
1938
100% Nothing Sacred
  • Telephone girl
1937
86% Stella Dallas
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet Marry the Girl
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love
  • Secretary
1937
No Score Yet Red Lights Ahead
  • Mary Wallace
1936
No Score Yet Missing Girls
  • Ann Jason
1936
89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • Girl on Bus
1936
No Score Yet The Little Red Schoolhouse
  • Mary Burke
1936
No Score Yet Let's Sing Again
  • Alice Albe
1936
No Score Yet Way Down East
  • Hired Girl
1935
No Score Yet Night Life of the Gods
  • Girl
1935
No Score Yet Servants' Entrance
  • Maid
1934

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Helen Tyler

Quotes from Ann Doran's Characters