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      Ann Doran

      Ann Doran

      Highest Rated: 100% The Accused (1948)

      Lowest Rated: 26% Wildcats (1986)

      Birthday: Jul 28, 1911

      Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, USA

      Character actress Ann Doran was beyond prolific, appearing in more than 350 film and television shows. Her career in film began humbly, working as a stand-in before stepping up to bit parts in movies like Frank Capra's rags to riches romantic comedy "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town." Capra liked Doran and went on to cast her in a string of his films, including his adaptation of the daffy stage play "You Can't Take It With You." Capra's interest also aided Doran in scoring a contract with Columbia in 1938, which guaranteed her consistent work over the years in a wide range of productions, including the popular action serial "Flying G-Men," the Three Stooge's comedy short "Three Sappy People," and major movies like Howard Hawks' sassy classic "His Girl Friday." Though most of her work were bit parts, Doran did land the occasional lead. In 1938, she starred opposite Charles Starrett in the revenge-centered Western "Rio Grande." She later landed a supporting role in the boy and his dog drama "For the Love of Rusty." The film spawned several sequels, in which Doran reprised her role as the boy's loving mother, Ethel Mitchell. Yet she may be best remembered as the concerned mother of Jim Stark (James Dean) in the iconic classic "Rebel Without a Cause." Upon her death in 2000, Doran showed her love of Hollywood one last time by donating $400,000 to the Motion Picture Country House, which cares for retirees from the film industry.

      Highest rated movies

      The Accused
      Pitfall
      The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
      So Proudly We Hail
      Penny Serenade
      You Can't Take It With You Rebel Without a Cause
      The Desperate Hours

      Photos

      ROUGHLY SPEAKING, from left, Rosalind Russell, Ann Doran, 1945 IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, Ann Doran, Shawn Smith, 1958 IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, Ann Doran, Shawn Smith, Kim Spaulding, 1958 NEVER A DULL MOMENT, Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, Ann Doran, 1950 PENNY SERENADE, Cary Grant, Ann Doran, 1941 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, from left: Ann Doran, James Dean, 1955 NEVER A DULL MOMENT, Fred MacMurray, Irene Dunne, Ann Doran, 1950 THE ARRANGEMENT, Kirk Douglas, Anne Hegira, Richard Boone, Ann Doran, 1969 THE MORE THE MERRIER, Charles Coburn, Ann Doran, Donald Douglas, 1943 PENNY SERENADE, Edmund Elton, Edgar Buchanan, Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ann Doran, 1941 THE MORE THE MERRIER, Donald Douglas, Ann Doran, Charles Coburn, 1943 REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, Ann Doran, James Dean, Jim Backus, 1955 RED LIGHTS AHEAD, Frank Coghlan, Jr., Ann Doran, Ben Alexander, 1936 THE LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE, Ann Doran, Dickie Moore, 1936 HER FIRST ROMANCE, Ann Doran, Margaret O'Brien, Jimmy Hunt, Arthur Space, 1951 RED LIGHTS AHEAD, Frank Coghlan, Jr., Ann Doran, Ben Alexander, 1936 THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY, Paul Kelly, John Qualen, David Brian, Ann Doren, Paul Fix, Julie Bishop, Joy Kim, Sidney Blackmre, John Howard, Laraine Day, Claire Trevor, Jan Sterling, 1954. THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG, Robert Wilcox (on table), Byron Foulger, Boris Karloff, Ann Doran, 1939 MY DOG RUSTY, clockwise from bottom left, Flame the dog, Mona Barrie, Ted Donaldson, John Litel, Ann Doran, 1948 HER FIRST ROMANCE, Ann Doran, Margaret O'Brien, Jimmy Hunt, Arthur Space, 1951

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      26% 50% Wildcats Mrs. Chatham (Character) $23.6M 1986
      No Score Yet 45% First Monday in October Storekeeper (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Great-Aunt Sadie (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 40% Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Grandma Lundy (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Macahans Grandma Macahan (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet 50% Flood! Emma Fisher (Character) - 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Family Nobody Wanted Mrs. Kimberly (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd Secretary (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Angry Man Nurse Whitbread (Character) - 1974
      81% 74% The Hired Hand Mrs. Sorenson (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Priest Killer Harriet Miles (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 62% Once You Kiss a Stranger Lee's Mother (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 62% The Hostage Miss Mabry (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 38% Not With My Wife, You Don't! Doris Parker (Character) - 1966
      40% 44% The Brass Bottle Martha Kenton (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 29% Where Love Has Gone Mrs. Geraghty (Character) - 1964
      33% 61% The Carpetbaggers Reporter (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cast a Long Shadow Charlotte Calvert (Character) - 1959
      83% 70% A Summer Place Mrs. Talbert (uncredited) (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Animal Nurse (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Road Edith Miller (Character) - 1958
      75% 46% It! The Terror From Beyond Space Mary Royce (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Bad Man Martha Mordigan (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 20% The Deep Six Elsie Edge (uncredited) (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice in the Mirror Mrs. Devlin (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Joy Ride Grace (Character) - 1958
      93% 88% Rebel Without a Cause Mrs. Stark (Character) - 1955
      88% 79% The Desperate Hours Mrs. Walling (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Mathias Story Mrs. Lillian Mathias (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 0% So This Is Love Mrs. James Moore (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 29% Love Is Better Than Ever Mrs. Levoy (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story Mrs. Addie Burke (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons Clara Randolph (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 11% Tomahawk Mrs. Carrington (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 12% The Painted Hills Martha Blake (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Her First Romance Mrs. Foster (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 29% Never a Dull Moment Jean Morrow (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet 47% No Sad Songs for Me Louise Spears (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambling House Mrs. Della Lucas (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Calamity Jane and Sam Bass Mrs. Lucy Egan (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday in Havana Marge Henley (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty's Birthday Mrs. Mitchell (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Fling Vera Thompson (Character) - 1949
      100% 67% The Accused Miss Rice (Character) - 1948
      100% 68% Pitfall Maggie (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Dog Rusty Mrs. Ethel Mitchell (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty Leads the Way Ethel Mitchell (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 60% The Walls of Jericho Gossip (Character) - 1948
      50% 36% Magic Town Mrs. Weaver (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Were Saved Mrs. Rollin Hartley (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 29% Fear in the Night Lil Herlihy (Character) - 1947
      78% 69% My Favorite Brunette Miss Rogers (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Son of Rusty Mrs. Ethel Mitchell (Character) - 1947
      100% 74% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Bobbi St. John (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Bobbi St. John (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet 76% Pride of the Marines Ella Mae Merchant (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 64% Roughly Speaking Alice Abbott (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 73% Slightly Dangerous Salesgirl (Character) - 1943
      100% 82% So Proudly We Hail Lt. Betty Peterson (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gildersleeve on Broadway Matilda Brown (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Dorothy Melton (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 71% The Hard Way Dorshka (uncredited) (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day Nurse at Party (Character) - 1941
      94% 75% Penny Serenade Dotty "Dot" (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminals Within Linda (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls of the Road Jerry (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 75% Blondie Elsie Hazlip (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet 36% Blind Alley Agnes (Character) - 1939
      71% 73% The Man They Could Not Hang Betty Crawford (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rio Grande Jean Andrews (Character) - 1939
      94% 88% You Can't Take It With You Maggie O'Neill (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marry the Girl Marge (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring Around the Moon Kay Duncan (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Girls Ann Jason (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Red Schoolhouse Mary Burke (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 20% Way Down East Hired Girl (Character) - 1935

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Mrs. Rawling (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet 67% The A-Team Nora (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Mrs. Bradley (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Mary Deacon (Character) 1983
      No Score Yet 95% Magnum, P.I. Sam Hunter's Mother (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet 87% M*A*S*H Nurse Meg Cratty (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Mrs. Lockwood (Guest Star) 1973 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Helen Tyler (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mrs. Moody (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Doris Timmons (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Eva Styles (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D. Mother Marie Therese (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Mrs. Kingston (Character) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Loretta Spoon (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet 41% Bewitched Betty (Guest Star) 1970-1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Edie Fraser (Guest Star) 1966 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1966 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Virginian Maggie Hyeth (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Claire Durell (Guest Star) 1958 1962-1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet National Velvet Martha Brown (Character) 1960-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet G.E. Theater Tourist (Character) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Aunt Elizabeth (Guest Star) 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver Unknown (Guest Star) 1958-1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Nurse (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Knows Best Unknown (Guest Star) 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gene Autry Show Aunt Lynn (Guest Star) 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lone Ranger Martha Carlson (Guest Star) 1952-1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Roy Rogers Show Mary Medford (Guest Star) 1952