Doris Merrick

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Doris Merrick
Born Doris Simpson
(1919-06-06) June 6, 1919 (age 98)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Film actress and 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, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American actress active in film and television during the 1940s and 1950s. Born Doris Simpson, she had five brothers and four sisters. She worked as a model before signing a contract with Warner Brothers 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 Merrick.[4]



  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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