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Mamie Van Doren

Highest Rated:   83% Teacher's Pet (1958)
Lowest Rated:   10% Slackers (2002)
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1950s "sex bomb" Mamie Van Doren could act, but reviewers seldom got any farther than commenting on her torpedo bras and skin-tight capri pants. She made her professional bow as a band singer, acting in stock companies before signing a contract with Universal Pictures in 1953. There would be a few A pictures in her future, notably the Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy Teacher's Pet (1958), but Van Doren's career was mainly devoted to tawdry exploitation programmers and drive-in quickies. She became the resident Marilyn Monroe-type for fast-buck producer Albert Zugsmith in the late 1950s and early 1960s, starring in such films as The Beat Generation (1958), The Big Operator (1959), The Private Lives of Adam and Eve (1960), and her signature film, Sex Kittens Go To College (1960). She also showed up in the "musical j.d." epic Born Reckless (singing five songs) and as a neurotic striptease artist in director Tommy Noonan's tickle-and-tease farce Three Nuts in Search of a Bolt (1964). Disappearing from films in the 1970s, Van Doren continued popping up at important Hollywood social functions and awards presentations, as zaftig and exhibitionist as ever, much to the delight of her ever-growing fan club. In 1987 Mamie Van Doren wrote her memoirs, Playing the Field, in which she claims she slept with practically every male star in the entertainment industry.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
  • Actor
2015
73% Bettie Page Reveals All
  • Actor
$0.2M 2013
10% Slackers
  • Mrs. Van Graaf
$4.9M 2002
No Score Yet Free Ride
  • Debby Stockwell
1986
No Score Yet Cosmos: War of the Planets
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
  • Moana
1968
No Score Yet The Navy vs. the Night Monsters
  • Nora Hall
1966
No Score Yet Las Vegas Hillbillies
  • Boots Malone
1966
No Score Yet 3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt
  • Saxie Symbol
1964
No Score Yet Sex Kittens Go to College
  • Dr. Mathilda West
1960
No Score Yet Vice Raid
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet Guns, Girls & Gangsters
  • Actor
1959
No Score Yet The Beat Generation
  • Georgia Altera
1959
No Score Yet Born Reckless
  • Jackie Adams
1959
70% High School Confidential
  • Gwen Dulaine
1958
83% Teacher's Pet
  • Peggy DeFore
1958
No Score Yet The Girl in Black Stockings
  • Harriet Ames
1957
No Score Yet Untamed Youth
  • Penny Lowe
1957
60% Jet Pilot
  • WAF
1957
No Score Yet Star in the Dust
  • Ellen Ballard
1956
No Score Yet Francis Joins the WACs
  • Cpl. Bunky Hilstrom
1954
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Broadway
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet His Kind of Woman
  • Girl
1951

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