Ann Doran

Ann Doran

  • Highest Rated: 100% Them! (1954)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% The Arrangement (1969)
  • Birthday: Jul 28, 1911
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A sadly neglected supporting actress, Ann Doran played everything from Charley Chase's foil in Columbia two-reelers of the late '30s to James Dean's mother in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and also guest starred in such television shows as Superman, Petticoat Junction, Bewitched, and The A Team. A former child model and the daughter of silent screen actress Rose Allen (1885-1977), Doran made her screen bow in Douglas Fairbanks' Robin Hood (1922) but then spent the next 12 years or so getting herself an education. She returned to films in 1934 and joined the Columbia short subject department two years later. While with Columbia, Doran worked on all of Frank Capra's films save Lost Horizon (1937) and she later toiled for both Paramount and Warner Bros., often receiving fine reviews but always missing out on the one role that may have made her a star. Appearing in more than 500 films and television shows (her own count), Doran worked well into the 1980s, often unbilled but always a noticeable presence.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Man Who Turned To Stone Actor 2013
22% Wildcats Mrs. Chatham 1986
No Score Yet First Monday in October Storekeeper 1981
29% All Night Long Grandmother Gibbons 1981
No Score Yet Peter Lundy and the Medicine Hat Stallion Actor 1977
30% The Gumball Rally Mrs. Ontley 1976
No Score Yet Flood! Emma Fisher 1976
92% The Hired Hand Mrs. Sorenson 1971
78% There Was a Crooked Man Mrs. Lomax 1970
No Score Yet Once You Kiss a Stranger Lee's Mother 1969
11% The Arrangement Nurse Costello 1969
No Score Yet The Hostage Miss Mabry 1967
No Score Yet Rosie! Old Lady 1967
No Score Yet Not With My Wife, You Don't Doris Parker 1966
67% Kitten with a Whip Mavis Varden 1964
No Score Yet Where Love Has Gone Mrs. Geraghty 1964
29% The Carpetbaggers Woman Reporter 1964
No Score Yet The Brass Bottle Martha Kenton 1964
No Score Yet Captain Newman, M.D. Mrs. Pyser 1963
83% A Summer Place Mrs. Talbert 1959
No Score Yet The FBI Story Mrs. Ballard 1959
No Score Yet Warlock Mrs. Richardson 1959
69% It! The Terror From Beyond Space Mary Royce 1958
No Score Yet The Deep Six Elsie 1958
No Score Yet The Female Animal Nurse 1958
40% Band of Angels Mrs. Morton 1957
96% Rebel Without a Cause Jim's Mother 1955
86% The Desperate Hours Mrs. Walling 1955
100% Them! Psychiatrist 1954
25% The High and the Mighty Mrs. Joseph 1954
No Score Yet Island in the Sky Moon's wife 1953
No Score Yet So This Is Love Mrs. Moore 1953
No Score Yet The Eddie Cantor Story Lillian Edwards 1953
No Score Yet Paula Welfare Worker 1952
No Score Yet Love Is Better Than Ever Mrs. Levoy 1952
No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons Clara Randolph 1952
No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story Mrs. Burke 1952
No Score Yet Starlift Mrs. Callan 1951
No Score Yet The Painted Hills (Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush) (Lassie's Christmas Story) Martha Blake 1951
No Score Yet Gambling House Della 1951
No Score Yet The People Against O'Hara Betty Clark 1951
No Score Yet Tomahawk Mrs. Carrington 1951
No Score Yet Never a Dull Moment Jean 1950
No Score Yet The Jackpot Miss Bowen 1950
No Score Yet No Sad Songs for Me Louise Spears 1950
No Score Yet Riding High Nurse 1950
83% The Fountainhead Secretary 1949
No Score Yet The Accused Miss Rice 1949
No Score Yet Beyond the Forest Edith Williams 1949
No Score Yet Rusty's Birthday Mrs. Ethel Mitchell 1949
86% He Walked by Night Woman Dispatcher 1948
100% The Snake Pit Valerie 1948
No Score Yet The Walls of Jericho Gossip 1948
No Score Yet The Return of the Whistler Sybil 1948
No Score Yet Pitfall Maggie 1948
No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Ellie Blaine 1948
50% Magic Town Mrs. Weaver 1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl Hairdresser 1947
71% My Favorite Brunette Miss Rogers 1947
No Score Yet Fear in the Night Lil Herlihy 1947
No Score Yet The Son of Rusty Mrs. Mitchell 1947
No Score Yet Seven Were Saved Mrs. Rollin Hartley 1947
100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Secretary 1946
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage Secretary 1946
No Score Yet Our Hearts Were Growing Up Monica Lonsdale 1946
No Score Yet Pride of the Marines Ella Merchant 1945
No Score Yet Roughly Speaking Alice Abbott 1945
No Score Yet Here Come the Waves Ruth 1944
57% Mr. Skeffington Marie, Nursemaid 1944
No Score Yet The Story of Dr. Wassell Praying Woman 1944
No Score Yet Old Acquaintance Saleslady 1943
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail! Lt. Betty Peterson 1943
No Score Yet Criminals Within Actor 1943
No Score Yet Slightly Dangerous Salesgirl 1943
94% The More the Merrier Miss Bilby 1943
80% Air Force Mary Quincannon 1943
No Score Yet The Hard Way Dorschka 1943
No Score Yet Street of Chance Miss Peabody 1942
80% My Sister Eileen Receptionist 1942
No Score Yet They All Kissed the Bride Maid 1942
93% Yankee Doodle Dandy Receptionist 1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Dorothy Melton 1942
No Score Yet Blue, White and Perfect Miss Hoffman 1942
No Score Yet Sun Valley Serenade Waitress 1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber Helen 1941
94% Penny Serenade Dotty "Dot" 1941
91% Meet John Doe Mrs. Hansen 1941
No Score Yet Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery Sheila Cobb 1941
No Score Yet Criminals Within Linda 1941
No Score Yet Glamour for Sale Myrtle 1940
No Score Yet Blondie Elsie Hazlip 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Paine's Secretary 1939
80% The Man They Could Not Hang Betty Crawford 1939
No Score Yet Let Us Live Secretary Juror 1939
No Score Yet Blind Alley Agnes 1939
No Score Yet A Doggone Mixup Actor 1938
92% You Can't Take It With You Maggie O'Neill 1938
No Score Yet Penitentiary Blanche Williams 1938
100% Nothing Sacred Telephone girl 1937
88% Stella Dallas Actor 1937
No Score Yet Marry the Girl Actor 1937
No Score Yet When You're in Love Secretary 1937
No Score Yet The Go Getter Maizie the Maid 1937
No Score Yet Red Lights Ahead Mary Wallace 1936
No Score Yet Missing Girls Ann Jason 1936
90% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Girl on Bus 1936
No Score Yet The Little Red Schoolhouse Mary Burke 1936
No Score Yet Let's Sing Again Alice Albe 1936
No Score Yet Way Down East Hired Girl 1935
No Score Yet Night Life of the Gods Girl 1935
No Score Yet Mary Burns, Fugitive Newspaper Girl 1935
No Score Yet Servants' Entrance Maid 1934

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Nora
  • 1986
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Mrs. McAndrew
  • 1986
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Mrs. Bradley
  • 1985
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Sam's Mother
  • 1983
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Helen Tyler
  • 1980
  • 1975
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Meg Cratty
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Mrs. Lockwood Mrs. Myers
  • 1975
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Loretta
  • 1972
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Mrs. Raphael Betty
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Marlene Whittaker Harriet Miles Dora Mrs. Briggs
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Mrs. Walker Lisa
  • 1968
  • 1966
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Claire Mrs. Slater Nell Wyatt
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1958
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Millie
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Paula
  • 1960
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Mrs. Bellamy Agnes Haskell
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Adventures of Superman
1952-1958
Mrs. King
  • 1952
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Mary Deacon

QUOTES FROM Ann Doran CHARACTERS

Jim Stark
You're tearing me apart!
Jim's Mother
What?
Jim Stark
You say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again
Jim Stark
You say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again.