Doris Merrick

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Doris Merrick
BornDoris Simpson
(1919-06-06) June 6, 1919 (age 98)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress & Model
Years active 1942–1955
Spouse(s) Maximilian "Max" Marek (1936–1944) (1 daughter)
John Meagher Knoll (1946–1962) (4 children)

Doris Merrick (born June 6, 1919) is a retired American actress and model. Born Doris Simpson, she had five brothers and four sisters. She worked as a model before signing a contract with Warner Bros. in 1941. She was first given the name Beth Drake but changed to Doris Merrick not long after. She made her film debut the following year in Girl Trouble . Her professional acting career ended in 1955. [1] [2] [3] She was married to boxer Max Marek from 1936 to 1944, before being married to rancher and lumberman John Meagher Knoll from 1946 to 1962. [4]

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  1. "Doris Merrick". Glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  2. "Beth Drake, beautiful movie starlet". The Milwaukee Journal. January 17, 1942. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  3. "Beth Drake is a tenth of one man's family". Oakland Tribune. 31 May 1942. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  4. "That's Not Cheesecake, It's My Sis!' Says Bill". Mediterranean Marseilles Stars and Stripes. January 27, 1945. p. 2. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
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