Doris Nolan photo

Doris Nolan

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Date of Birth:
29 July 1916 New York City, New York, USA
Height:
5' 6ΒΌ" (1.68 m)
Lovely blonde stage actress Doris Nolan, a former model raised in New York, appeared in school plays and summer stock before trying to make it in the big time. Following some Broadway work, she decorated films briefly in the late 30s after earning a contract from Fox -- most noticeably as Katharine Hepburn's chic, high-society sister in the comedy classic Holiday (1938). Other than that one bright cinematic spot, she was gone within the decade and returned to her theatre roots, appearing successfully in the long-running New York war-era hit "The Doughgirls" for two years. Around that time Doris met and married Canadian actor Alexander Knox and they moved permanently to England after he was blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. She was glimpsed in a few British films in the late 60s, then quietly retired and worked for an art gallery.