Monday, January 9, 2012

RIP Dorothy Morris

Beautiful brunette Dorothy Morris died November 20, 2011. Dorothy played the disturbed Ingeborg Jensen in MGM's Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945). The role was brief but Morris made every moment count and it remains a mystery why the studio, who had put her under contract in 1941, didn't at least attempt to star her. She had studied under Maria Ouspenskaya before testing for The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) and although she failed to get the part (it went instead to Donna Reed), Morris hung in there and even managed a British accent for the war drama Cry Havoc (1943). Vines, however, became the highlight of a rather unfulfilled Hollywood career that later included guest-starring roles on such television series as Wagon Train, The Donna Reed Show, and Dragnet. She is the younger sister of dancer/actress Caren Marsh.

MORRIS, Dorothy
Born: 2/23/1922, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 11/20/2011, California, U.S.A.

Dorothy Morris' westerns - actress:
Casey Jones (TV) - 1975 (Emma)
Rawhide (TV) - 1959, 1962 (Mrs. Kincaid, Laverne Mushgrove)
Wagon Train (TV) - 1964 (Lola)

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