Dora Doll, French actress, Died at 93


Dora Doll was born on May 19, 1922, and died on November 15, 2015.

She was a French actress. She was born Dorothea Hermina Feinberg in Berlin.

One of her first screen appearances was as Juliette in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Manon (1949).

Dora appeared as Lola in Jacques Becker’s Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) and as Genisse in Jean Renoir’s French Cancan (1955).

In 1976 Dora appeared on television in the series Hôtel Baltimore in the role of Suzy.

In 1977, she appeared in Fred Zinnemann’s Julia as the woman passenger accompanying Lillian Hellman (Jane Fonda) when Lily smuggled $50,000 through Nazi Germany for her friend Julia (Vanessa Redgrave).

In 1982, Dora played in Ettore Scolas That Night in Varennes.

In the late 1990s, she played the grandmother, Louise Chantreuil in the TV series Tide of Life.

In that first french soap opera as mother of Paul Barge and mother-in-law of Claude Jade she was a french “Miss Ellie”.

Dora has been married twice. Her first husband was the actor Raymond Pellegrin and they had a daughter, Danielle.

She was later married to Francois Deguelt.

In 1993 Dora was awarded the Prix “Reconnaissance des cinéphiles” from Puget-Théniers in honour of her life’s work.

Dora was made Knight of France’s National Order of Merit in 2000.

Dora passed away on 15 November 2015 at her home in Gard, France at the age of 93.