Mamie Van Doren Overview:

Actress, Mamie Van Doren, was born Joan Lucille Olander on Feb 6, 1931 in Rowena, SD. As of December 2021, Mamie Van Doren was 90 years old.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Wild Women from Warner Archive: Nancy Kwan and

By KC on Feb 11, 2015 From Classic Movies

I love the high-spirited, incredibly silly flicks that Warner Archive has been releasing lately. The new batch is as much fun as the pair of 60s films I reviewed last Wednesday. This week's double feature is headlined by two very different female characters who are heading towards domestic life, wh... Read full article


At The Beach:

By monty on Sep 8, 2012 From All Good Things

I wrap up my at the beach/summer lovin photo series for the summer with the stunningly beautiful and sexy . Hope everyone had a great summer and here's to an even better fall. Top of the world!... Read full article


Happy Birthday: !

By Dawn on Feb 6, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

,(born February 6, 1931). In early 1946, Joan began working as an usher at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Soon after she landed a bit part on a television show. She also sang with Ted Fio Rito's band. In the summer of 1949, at age 18, she won the titles "Miss Eight Ball" and "Miss... Read full article


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Mamie Van Doren Quotes:

Gwen Dulaine: [regarding Tony Baker] He's healthy and normal and full of fun!


James Gannon: [referring to Dr. Pine, Prof. Stone's boyfriend] So he's got more degrees than a thermometer, so he speaks seven languages, so he's read every book. So what? The important thing is he's had no experience. He didn't start at the bottom and work up. That's the only way you can learn.
Peggy DeFore: You're so right, Jim-zee. Take me. Where would I be if I just read books?


Dr. West: ...which confirms the theory of relativity.


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Mamie Van Doren Facts
Was discovered by Howard Hughes the night she was crowned Miss Palm Springs. He dated her for five years and launched her career by placing her in a few RKO films.

Her film Untamed Youth (1957) was originally condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency, but that only served to enhance the curiosity factor, resulting in it being a big money-maker for the studio.

At the age of 16 she won the title "Miss Eight Ball."

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