Charla Doherty

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Charla Doherty
Born(1946-08-06)August 6, 1946
DiedMay 29, 1988(1988-05-29) (aged 41)
Years active1962–1967
Parent(s)Toni Doherty

Charla Doherty (August 6, 1946 – May 29, 1988) was an American actress.

Early years[edit]

Doherty was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She was a graduate of Hollywood Professional School, and she studied at UCLA.[1]


Doherty had short-term roles on Wagon Train and Dr. Kildare before originating the role of Julie Olson on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Doherty played the role from 1965 until she left the series in 1967.[2]

She played the role of Melinda Neilson in the 1963 season of Leave It to Beaver[3] in the episode Don Juan Beaver.

Doherty's film credits include Village of the Giants (1965) and Take Her, She's Mine (1963).[1]

She played the role of Joanna Ramsey in the 1967 made-for-television movie In the Year 2889.

She also directed and starred in local theater productions and was active in a non-profit group that fed the homeless.


Doherty died in 1988 at the age of 41. She died of "natural causes" at her mother's home in Woodland Hills, CA on May 29, 1988. She was survived by her son, Trevor Black and her mother, Toni Doherty.[4]

The cause of death was listed as pancreatitis, due to chronic alcoholism.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Charla Doherty, 41; Actress on TV Series, Soap Opera in 1960s". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. May 31, 1988. p. 20. Retrieved 19 April 2019 – via
  2. ^ a b "Charla Doherty". IMDB. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. ^ Leave It to Beaver, retrieved 2018-10-11
  4. ^ "Charla Doherty, 41; Played 'Julie' on 'Days of Our Lives'". Los Angeles Times. 3 June 1988.

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