Mamie Van Doren

Mamie Van Doren

  • Highest Rated: 83% Teacher's Pet (1958)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Slackers (2002)
  • Birthday: Feb 6, 1931
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker Actor 2015
74% 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

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Bubbles
  • 1964

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