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Known Credits: 15

Birthday: 1924-01-27

Day of Death: 1982-02-05

Place of Birth: Stockton, California, U.S.

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Dolores Moran


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Dolores Moran (January 27, 1924 – February 5, 1982) was an American film actress and model.

Moran's brief career as a film actress began in 1942 with some uncredited roles in such films as Yankee Doodle Dandy. By 1943 she had become a popular pin-up girl and appeared on the cover of such magazines as Yank. She was given supporting roles in films such as Old Acquaintance (1943) with Bette Davis and Warner Bros. attempted to increase interest in her, promoting her along with Lauren Bacall as a new screen personality when they co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944). The film made a star of Bacall, but Moran languished and her subsequent films did little to further her career, this probably had something to do with Howard Hawk's decision to marginalise Moran in order to boost the screen presence of Bacall, excising some of Moran's scenes.

The Horn Blows at Midnight gave her a leading role with Jack Benny and Alexis Smith but her film appearances after this were sporadic, and she suffered ill health that reduced her ability to work. Her film career ended in 1954 with a featured role in the John Payne and Lizabeth Scott western film Silver Lode.

She was married to the film producer Benedict E. Bogeaus in Salome, Arizona, in 1946. Their son, Brett Benedict, born August 30, 1948, in Hollywood, later became a successful businessman. They divorced in 1962, he died of a heart attack in 1968. Moran had an affair with director Howard Hawks while filming To Have and Have Not, which Hawks undertook mainly as revenge for his rejection by Bacall in favour of Bogart.

In 1982, Dolores Moran died of cancer. She was survived by her son, sister, and mother.

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1954 Silver Lode as Dolly
1953 Count the Hours as Paula Mitchener
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North - (1 episode)
1952 Dangerous Assignment - (1 episode)
1950 Johnny One-Eye as Lily White
1947 Christmas Eve as Jean Bradford
1947 The Man I Love as Gloria O'Connor
1946 Mr. Noisy as Nurse Shapely (uncredited)
1945 Too Young to Know as Patsy O'Brien
1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight as Violinist / Fran Blackstone
1944 Hollywood Canteen as Herself
1944 To Have and Have Not as Mme. Hellene de Bursac
1943 Old Acquaintance as Deirdre Drake
1943 The Hard Way as Young Blonde (uncredited)
1940 The Ghost Breakers as Las Palmas Patron (uncredited)