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Doro Merande was an actress who made a successful career for herself in film. Merande began her acting career appearing mainly in films, such as "Our Town" (1940), "Cover-Up" (1949) and "Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell" (1951) with Clifton Webb. She also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1956) with Frank Sinatra and the Clifton Webb comedic adaptation "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" (1959). Merande worked in television around the start of her acting career with a role on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like the comedy adaptation "The Gazebo" (1960) with Glenn Ford, "The Cardinal" (1963) with Tom Tryon and the comedic adaptation "Kiss Me, Stupid" (1964) with Dean Martin. She also played parts in television during these years, including roles in "Bringing Up Buddy" (CBS, 1960-61) and "That Was the Week That Was" (NBC, 1963-65). Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming" (1966) with Carl Reiner, the Michael Caine dramatic adaptation "Hurry Sundown" (1967) and the comedy "Skidoo" (1968) with Jackie Gleason. She also appeared in the...

Doro Merande was an actress who made a successful career for herself in film. Merande began her acting career appearing mainly in films, such as "Our Town" (1940), "Cover-Up" (1949) and "Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell" (1951) with Clifton Webb. She also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1956) with Frank Sinatra and the Clifton Webb comedic adaptation "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" (1959). Merande worked in television around the start of her acting career with a role on "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964). Her passion for acting continued to her roles in projects like the comedy adaptation "The Gazebo" (1960) with Glenn Ford, "The Cardinal" (1963) with Tom Tryon and the comedic adaptation "Kiss Me, Stupid" (1964) with Dean Martin. She also played parts in television during these years, including roles in "Bringing Up Buddy" (CBS, 1960-61) and "That Was the Week That Was" (NBC, 1963-65). Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming" (1966) with Carl Reiner, the Michael Caine dramatic adaptation "Hurry Sundown" (1967) and the comedy "Skidoo" (1968) with Jackie Gleason. She also appeared in the Elvis Presley musical comedy "Change of Habit" (1969) and "Making It" (1971). Merande more recently acted in the Jack Lemmon comedy adaptation "The Front Page" (1974). Merande passed away in November 1975 at the age of 83.

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1.
 Bon Voyage! (1962)
3.
 Young and Dangerous (1957) Mrs. Price
4.
 Pardners (1956) Sally
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 There's Always Tomorrow (1956) Ruth Doran
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 Beauty for the Asking (1939) Patricia Wharton
8.
 Society Lawyer (1939) Sue Leonard
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 The Mad Miss Manton (1938) Helen Frayne
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