Friday, May 1, 2015

#76 Doris Merrick

Beautiful blonde Doris Merrick had a career of 13 years, but only compiled 21 credits in that time. She seems to have done mostly light comedy in her early career, later branching out into more B grade stuff.  It’s a pity there’s isn’t more out there on her.

Embarrassing Real Name:  Doris Simpson

Cheesy Pageant Titles:  Chicago’s Playsuit Girl

Embarrassing Movies

  • Sensation Hunters
  • Child of Divorce
  • Untamed Women
  • The Neanderthal Man *
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines

  • Mike Shayne in a killer-diller of a chiller-diller ... with no time out to count the corpses!
  • THE DRAMA OF A GIRL'S DEGRADATION ... through the evil influences of a SOUL-DESTROYING POWER!
  • What primitive passions ... what mad desires drove him on? He held them all in the grip of deadly terror ... nothing could keep him from the woman he claimed as his own!

Number of Marriages: 3

Whiffs of Scandal:  First marriage at age 17

Interesting Tidbits

  • One of ten children
  • Tried out “Beth Drake” before settling on “Doris Merrick”
  • No relation to Lynn
  • Will celebrate her 96th birthday in June

Where can I learn more?

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