Mamie Van Doren was born on February 6, 1931. Mamie Van Doren is an American actress and sex symbol. Van Doren was born Joan Lucille Olander in Rowena, South Dakota, the daughter of Warner Carl Olander (March 30, 1908 – June 4, 1992) and Lucille Harriet Bennett (January 21, 1912 – August 27, 1995). She is of three-quarters Swedish ancestry; the remainder is mixed English and German. Her mother named her after Joan Crawford. In 1939, the family moved to Sioux City, Iowa. In May 1942, they moved to Los Angeles. In early 1946, Joan began working as an usher at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The following year, she had a bit part on an early television show. In 1956 she played opposite a pre-fame Clint Eastwood in Star in the Dust. Van Doren starred in several bad girl movies that later became cult films. She also appeared in some of the first movies to feature Rock & Roll music and became identified with this rebellious style, and made some Rock records. In the film Untamed Youth in 1957, she was the first woman to sing rock and roll in a Hollywood musical (Eddie Cochran did the music for the film). This film was later featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000’s ‘Untamed Youth’ (1990). Some of Van Doren’s more noteworthy movies include Teacher’s Pet (1958) at Paramount, Born Reckless (1958) at Warner Bros., High School Confidential (1958), and The Beat Generation (1959), the latter two at MGM. But Van Doren was just as well known for her provocative roles. She was in prison for Girls Town (1959), which provoked censors with a shower scene where audiences could see Van Doren’s naked back.
Original Mamie Van Doren Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 Index Card. Written on Index Card: 10-19-87 Love Mamie Van Doren xxx. (You will receive shown 8 x 10 Black and White Photograph along with autograph). Regular Price – $ 95.00 / Sale Price – $ 44.95.

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