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Marie Doro
Marie Doro

Marie Doro (May 25, 1882 - October 9, 1956) was a popular American stage actress & film actress of the early silent film era of the 1910 through the early 1920s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... The 1920s is a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ...

Personal life

Marie Doro was born Marie Katherine Steward in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, USA and began her career as a theater actress before transitioning to the new medium of motion pictures in 1915 under contract with film producer Adolph Zukor. Duncannon is a borough located in Perry County, Pennsylvania. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Cukor Adolf (Adolph Zukor) (January 7, 1873–June 10, 1976) was the founder of Paramount Pictures Studios, and one of the greatest film moguls of all time. ...

Marie Doro was briefly married to vaudeville and silent screen actor Elliot Dexter. The union did not last long however, and the couple soon divorced. The union spawned no offspring and Doro never remarried. Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ...


Doro's film debut for Zukor's Famous Players studio was the starring role in the now lost short film The Morals of Marcus in 1915. Famous Players is one of the Canadian movie theatre banners operated by Cineplex Galaxy LP; it includes numerous locations stretching from British Columbia to Quebec. ...

The following year she played the lead in the 1916 film version of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, a role she previously played with much acclaim on stage in 1912. Throughout the 1910s, Doro remained a highly respected and popular leading lady. Unfortunately, most of her earliest screen appearances are now lost and have not been viewed for nearly one hundred years. One surviving film, Lost and Won from 1915 in which Doro convincingly portrays a young girl, shows her to have been a charming actress with a remarkably natural acting style for the era. 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Dickens redirects here. ... Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens second novel. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...

Although still a very much a popular leading lady, by the early 1920s Marie Doro became increasingly disillusioned with Hollywood and her acting career. She became reclusive and drawn to sprirtual matters and after moving to New York City even briefly studied at the Union Theological Seminary. In 1924 Doro made her last American film appearance, playing the title character in Sally Bishop and briefly relocated to Europe where she made several more films in Italy. After returning to the United States of America, Marie Doro spent the rest of her life in seclusion. In 1956 she died of heart failure in New York City, New York, allocating $90,000 dollars in her will to the Actor's Fund. Marie Doro was laid to rest at the Duncannon Cemetery in Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania. Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... New York, NY redirects here. ... The tower at Union Theological Seminary Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York is a preeminent independent graduate school of theology, located in the citys burrough of Manhattan. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ...

For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Marie Doro was awarded a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1725 Vine Street in Hollywood, California, USA. A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...

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