Doris Merrick

Doris Merrick
1919 - 2019

Doris Merrick  American Actress

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Passed away on 30th November, 2019 aged 100.

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Doris Merrick was previously married to Matthew Lawton (1964 - 1986), John M. Knoll (1946 - 1962) and Maximilian Marek (1936 - 1945).

Doris Merrick had encounters with Raymond Hakim and Victor M. Orsatti.


American Actress Doris Merrick was born Doris Roberta Simpson on 6th June, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 30th Nov 2019 USA aged 100. She is most remembered for The Big Noise (1944).... Evelyn. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Doris Merrick is a member of the following lists: American actor stubs, 1920 births and 1919 births.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 22 years, 3 months 16 years, 5 months 10 years
Encounter2 - - -
Total5 22 years, 3 months 9 years, 10 months 10 years


First Name Doris
Middle Name Roberta
Last Name Merrick
Maiden Name Simpson
Full Name at Birth Doris Roberta Simpson
Alternative Name Doris Simpson Lawton, Doris Roberta Merrick, Doris Merrick, Doris Roberta Simpson, Doris Simpson
Age 100 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th June, 1919
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 30th November, 2019
Place of Death USA
Build Slim
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Hyde Park High School
Occupation Text Film actress and model
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Big Noise (1944) .... Evelyn
Year(s) Active 1942-1955, 1942–1955
Official Websites
Father Joseph Simpson
Mother Nellie Simpson
Friend Rhonda Fleming

Doris Roberta Merrick (June 6, 1919 – November 30, 2019) was an 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. While some of her roles went uncredited, she had a notable supporting role in the Laurel and Hardy comedy The Big Noise (1944). Her professional acting career ended in 1955. 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. Merrick turned 100 in June 2019 and died in November.

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Doris Merrick100 GeminiActress
Matthew Lawton-
John M. Knoll-
Maximilian Marek-
Victor M. Orsatti78 SagittariusAgent
Raymond Hakim70 Leo


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
DorisFemaleMaximilian Marek
DorisFemaleMaximilian Marek
Elizabeth AnnFemale20th October, 194675 years oldJohn M. Knoll
Kathleen SusanFemale7th May, 194873 years oldJohn M. Knoll
John MeagherMale26th December, 195070 years oldJohn M. Knoll
Charla MichaelFemale12th March, 195467 years oldJohn M. Knoll


Interrupted Melody1955Nurse (uncredited)Movie
The Neanderthal Man1953Ruth MarshallMovie
Death Valley Days1952Clem BarryTV Show
Untamed Women1952SandraMovie
The Adventures of Kit Carson1951Betty Denton, Lori Barker, Sue BanyonTV Show
Big Town1950Peggy ColterTV Show
The Cisco Kid1950Anita Hardy, Madame LilTV Show
The Fighting Stallion1950Jeanne BartonMovie
The Counterfeiters1948Margo TalbotMovie
The Pilgrim Lady1947Millicent RankinMovie
Child of Divorce1946Louise NormanMovie
This Love of Ours1945VivianMovie
Sensation Hunters1945Julie RogersMovie
Hit the Hay1945Sally MansfieldMovie
In the Meantime, Darling1944Mrs. MacAndrewsMovie
The Big Noise1944EvelynMovie
Ladies of Washington1944SusanMovie
Heaven Can Wait1943Nellie Brown - Registered Nurse (uncredited)Movie
Time to Kill1942Linda Conquest MurdockMovie
Yankee Doodle Dandy1942Dancer (uncredited)Movie
Girl Trouble1942SusanMovie
That Other Woman1942Irene (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (2)

Richard LustykDec 31, 2009

This is my first cousin. I never met her but my family all know her especially my sister Irene Laskowski. My sister said that Doris is so beautiful.....

Stephen FoxMar 18, 2009

This is my grandmother. She is as beautiful and glamorous today as she ever was. I, like every other member of her family, am in awe of her strength and kindness. She loves her family like no other. She is one in a trillion...

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