Place of Death
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Claim to Fame
To Have Or Have Not (1944)
Orland High School
Full Name at Birth
Delores J. Moran
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James G. Moran
Mary Esther Winslow
Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Yvonne DeCarlo, Bob Morgan
Profile Bio Text
Moran's brief career as a film actress began in 1942 with some uncredited roles in such films as Yankee Doodle Dandy. By 1943 she had become a popular pin-up girl and appeared on the cover of such magazines as Yank. She was given supporting roles in films such as Old Acquaintance (1943) with Bette Davis and Warner Bros. attempted to increase interest in her, promoting her along with Lauren Bacall as a new screen personality when they co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944). The film made a star of Bacall, but Moran languished and her subsequent films did little to further her career, this probably had something to do with Howard Hawk's decision to marginalise Moran in order to boost the screen presence of Bacall, excising some of Moran's scenes.
The Horn Blows at Midnight gave her a leading role with Jack Benny and Alexis Smith but her film appearances after this were sporadic, and she suffered ill health that reduced her ability to work. Her film career ended in 1954 with a featured role in the John Payne and Lizabeth Scott western film Silver Lode.
Cause of Death
Dolores Moran (January 27, 1924 – February 5, 1982) was an American film actress and model.
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