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Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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The Lost Weekend
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Doris Dowling (15 May 1923, Detroit, Michigan – 18 June 2004, Los Angeles) was an American film actress. After her time as a chorus-girl on Broadway, Detroit-born Doris Dowling followed her elder sister Constance to Hollywood. Her first credited film role was that of Gloria, barfly and drinking companion to fellow alcoholic Ray Milland in the 1945 film The Lost Weekend. She followed up the Best Picture-winning film with the Oscar winning The Blue Dahlia, which starred Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. However post-war work became more scarce and she emigrated to Italy to revive her career, as her sister had done.
In Italy, Dowling starred in several acclaimed films including Bitter Rice. She also appeared in Orson Welles`s European production of Othello in 1952, playing Bianca. Upon returning to the US, much of her work was in theatre and on television. She appeared in such television shows as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Andy Griffith Show, and, late in her career, The Incredible Hulk, Kojak and finally, The Dukes of Hazzard in 1984. In 1973, Dowling shared an Outer Critics Circle award for her performance in a revival of The Women on Broadway.
Dowling was married three times. She was band leader Artie Shaw`s 7th wife, by whom she had a son, Jonathan, a tattoo artist who reportedly owned Manhattan`s oldest tattoo parlour until 2004. Her other husbands were Robert F. Blumofe (1956 - 1959) and Leonard B. Kaufman (1960 until her death in 2004).
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Doris Dowling (May 15, 1923 – June 18, 2004) was an American actress of film, stage and television.
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passed away on 18th Jun 2004 aged 81. |||
Doris Dowling passed away on 18th Jun 2004 aged 81. Her last relationship was when Doris Dowling and Leonard b. Kaufman were married for 44 years before Doris Dowling died aged 81.
Doris Dowling was previously married to Leonard b. Kaufman (1959 - 2004), Robert F. Blumofe (1955 - 1959) and Artie Shaw (1951 - 1956).
She was also in relationships with Billy Wilder (1945).
Doris Dowling had a son named Jonathan, age 63.
Doris Dowling is a 81 year old American Actress. Born on 15th May, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, USA, she is famous for The Lost Weekend. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
Doris Dowling was in an on-screen matchup with Vittorio Gassman in Bitter Rice (1949).
Doris Dowling is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from Michigan,
Actresses from Detroit, Michigan and
20th-century American actresses.
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