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Dolores Jean Moran
January 27, 1926
Stockton, California, U.S.
|Died||February 5, 1982 (aged 56)|
|Spouse(s)||Benedict Bogeaus (1946–1962)|
Dolores Jean Moran (January 27, 1926 – February 5, 1982) was an American film actress and model.
Moran was born in Stockton, California, and attended elementary and secondary schools there. She won the Northern California Oratorical Contest and starred in school plays.
In 1942, aged 16, Moran, originally named Jacqueline, the daughter of James G. Moran and his wife, Esther Moran  was signed by Warner Bros. to a seven-year contract, with her parents' permission.
Moran's brief career as a film actress began with uncredited roles in such films as Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as "the Pippirino", with whom George blows off a date to go with Mary). By 1943, she had become a pin-up girl appearing on the cover of such magazines as Yank. She was given supporting roles in films, such as Old Acquaintance (1943) with Bette Davis.
Warner Bros. attempted to increase interest in her, promoting her along with Lauren Bacall as a new screen personality when Bacall was cast alongside Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944). The film made a star of Bacall, but Moran languished, and subsequent films did little to further her career.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) 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.
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 favor of Bogart. Bacall chided Bogart in one scene where she copied one of Moran's lines and fluttered her eyes at Bogart to emphasize how corny she thought Moran's acting skills were. 
In 1968, Moran was the recipient of bequest valued at $300,000. Anthony Ponce, "a recluse apricot grower", bequeathed the bulk of his estate to her because he appreciated her kindness 20 years earlier when she worked as a carhop at a drive-in. Ponce's will directed that $6,000 go to his nephew and five nieces, with the rest to go to Moran. The nieces and nephew contested the will.
In 1982, Dolores Moran died of cancer, aged 56.
|1942||Winning Your Wings||Blonde at Dance||War Activities Committee of the Motion Pictures Industry||John Huston||Uncredited|
|Yankee Doodle Dandy||The Pipperino||Warner Bros.||Michael Curtiz||Uncredited|
|1943||The Hard Way||Young Blonde||Warner Bros.||Vincent Sherman||Uncredited|
|Three Cheers for the Girls||Blonde Chorus Girl||Warner Bros.||Busby Berkeley, Jean Negulesco||(segment "Framing Story"), Uncredited|
|Old Acquaintance||Deirdre Drake||Warner Bros.||Vincent Sherman|
|1944||The Last Ride||Molly Stevens||Warner Bros.||D. Ross Lederman||Uncredited|
|To Have and Have Not||Mme. Hellene de Bursac||Warner Bros.||Howard Hawks|
|Hollywood Canteen||Herself||Warner Bros.||Delmer Daves|
|1945||The Horn Blows at Midnight||Violinist / Fran Blackstone||Warner Bros.||Raoul Walsh|
|Too Young to Know||Patsy O'Brien||Warner Bros.||Frederick De Cordova|
|1946||Without Reservations||Herself||RKO||Mervyn LeRoy|
|1947||The Man I Love||Gloria O'Connor||Warner Bros.||Raoul Walsh|
|Christmas Eve||Jean Bradford||United Artists||Edwin L. Marin|
|1950||Johnny One-Eye||Lily White||United Artists||Robert Florey|
|1953||Count the Hours||Paula Mitchener||RKO||Don Siegel|
|1954||Silver Lode||Dolly||RKO||Allan Dwan||(final film role)|
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- "Man She Doesn't Remember Leaves Fortune to Actress". The Amarillo Globe-Times. Texas, Amarillo. Associated Press. December 18, 1968. p. 10. Retrieved April 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- Willis, John (1969). Screen World: 1969. Biblo & Tannen Publishers. p. 232. ISBN 9780819603104. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
- Tyrnauer, Matt (February 10, 2011). "To Have and Have Not". Vanity Fair. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
- Hillinger, Charles (December 18, 1968). "Ex-Carhop Inherits Stranger's $300,000 Estate". Los Angeles Times. p. 1. Retrieved September 17, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
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