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Doris Davenport

Doris Davenport

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Date of Birth: 1 January 1917, Moline, Illinois, USA
Date of Death: 18 June 1980, Santa Cruz, California, USA
Doris Davenport was born in Moline, Illinois, but grew up in Hollywood. Samuel Goldwyn gave her the part of Eddie Cantor's sweetheart in the famous ice cream factory scene (sung by Ethel Merman, Eddie Cantor, Doris Davenport, Warren Hymer and Children's Chorus) after he saw her work as a Goldwyn Girl. As Doris Jordan, she tested for the part of Scarlett O'Hara and was one of the finalists. That test interested Sam Goldwyn enough to cast her opposite Gary Cooper in "The Westerner" where she did good work. But Goldwyn wasn't as impressed and her career ended soon after. According to David Ragan's "Who's Who In Hollywood", her career ended shortly after she had completed "The Westerner" due to a car crash in which her legs were crushed, so that for the remainder of her life she could not walk without the use of a cane.

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