Saturday July 30, 2016 11:06:01 AM
April 3, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Richard her brother died before she was born and Paul was born after Doris. Her parents separated when he was eight At twelve, she dance with Jerry Doherty and they went on to win $500 in a talent contest. Doris then went to Hollywood. On returning to Cincinnati, aged fourteen.
At 14 Doris was in a terrible car crash which very well could have ended her dancing career.
Doris at 16 discovered that she could sing and the would be dancer became a singer. She sang with Bing Crosby's band later on began touring with the Les Brown Band and then met Al Jorden, who she later married. However he was quite violent man and soon after the birth of her son Terry in 1942, she commenced to divorce him. After entertaining the troops for a couple of years, she met and married George Weidler, sadly only lasted a short eight months..
She met Marty Melcher, former husband of Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters, who became her agent and later, on her 27th birthday she married him. In 1958 her brother Paul died and it was around this time that Marty started to make her sign to do films that she did not want to. This eventually led to Doris becoming ill from nervous exhaustion. By the time that Marty died in 1968, Doris was bankrupt and owed thousands of dollars, but she was eventually awarded $22 million by the Courts. She married for the fourth time to Barry Comden in 1976 and since her divorce in 1980 has devoted her life to animals.