Doro Merande

Highest Rated: 87% The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Lowest Rated: 10% Change of Habit (1969)
Birthday: Mar 31, 1892
Birthplace: Not Available
Orphaned as a child, Kansan Doro Merande grew up in boarding schools. She was in her early twenties when she impulsively decided to become a New York actress. Her skinny frame and wavering voice making her ideal for rural character roles, Doro went on to appear in 25 Broadway plays, most famously as the old lady who "loved weddings" in the original 1938 production of Our Town. This was the part that brought her to Hollywood in 1940. Though she preferred to remain in New York, Doro was seen in dozens of Hollywood-based TV and movie character roles, including the loudmouthed housekeeper in The Gazebo (1959) and the strident "victim" of Soviet "invaders" in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966). In 1960, Doro was one of the stars of the TV sitcom Bringing up Buddy; reportedly, all chances for this series' success were sabotaged by the fact that Ms. Merande and her co-star, silent film veteran Enid Markey, openly despised one another. In her last professional years, Doro Merande was a frequent guest star of The Jackie Gleason Show.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
68% The Front Page Jennie 1974
No Score Yet Making It Librarian 1971
10% Change of Habit Rose 1969
42% Skidoo Mayor 1968
25% Hurry Sundown Ada Hemmings 1967
85% The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Muriel Everett 1966
73% Kiss Me, Stupid Mrs. Pettibone 1964
60% The Cardinal Woman Picket 1963
No Score Yet The Gazebo Matilda 1959
86% The Man With the Golden Arm Vi 1955
87% The Seven Year Itch Waitress 1955
No Score Yet Cover-Up Hilda 1949
83% Our Town Mrs. Soames 1940
No Score Yet The Star Maker Gerry Society Woman 1939
No Score Yet State Fair Lady at Food Contest 1933

TV

CREDIT
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Sadie
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Mrs. Herman
  • 1958

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