Dora Doll

Dora Doll
Born Dorothea Hermina Feinberg
(1922-05-19)19 May 1922
Berlin, Germany
Died 15 November 2015(2015-11-15) (aged 93)
Gard, France
Occupation Actress
Years active 1950–1964
Children 1

Dora Doll (born Dorothea Hermina Feinberg; 19 May 1922 – 15 November 2015) was a German-born French actress.


One of her first screen appearances was as Juliette in Henri-Georges Clouzot's Manon (1949). She appeared as Lola in Jacques Becker's Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) and as Genisse in Jean Renoir's French Cancan (1955). In 1976 she 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, she played in Ettore Scola's 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".

Personal life

She was married twice. Her first husband was the actor Raymond Pellegrin and they had a daughter, Danielle. She was later married to François Deguelt. In 1993 Dora Doll was awarded the Prix "Reconnaissance des cinéphiles" from Puget-Théniers in honour of her life's work. She was made Knight of France's National Order of Merit in 2000. She died on 15 November 2015 at her home in Gard, France at the age of 93.[1][2]

Selected filmography


  1. "La comédienne Dora Doll est décédée". Le Figaro (in French). 16 November 2015.
  2. "Dora Doll gestorben". Claude Jade (in German). 16 November 2015.

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