After some Broadway musical stage work as a chorine, Detroit-born actress Doris Dowling followed her older sister Constance Dowling (who died relatively young in 1969) to Hollywood and made about an equal representation. Doris started off auspiciously with the role of the barfly and drinking companion to fellow alcoholic Ray Milland in the sobering classic film The Lost Weekend (1945). That movie, which won "best picture" and "best actor" and was the first to deal with the harrowing effects of alcoholism, led to an equally victimy part for Doris in the choice Raymond Chandler piece The Blue Dahlia (1946) starring Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. The rest of Doris' bio can be found here.


  • Date of Birth: May 15th, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Date of Death: June 18th 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA of natural causes.

  • Was married 3 times.

  • Buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.


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