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A photo of Dolores Moran (1926-1982) - American film actress and glamour model was born "Dolores Jean Moran" on 27 January 1926 in Stockton, California. Her parents were Shell Oil manager, James Glenn Moran (1901-1982) and beauty parlour owner, Mary Esther Whitlow (1905-2008). In her teens she won a number of beauty contests including, "Queen of the Butte County Fair" in 1941. Later that same year she was signed up to a seven year contract at Warner Brothers studio by talent scout, Salvino "Solly" Baiano (1898-1992).

Dolores Moran appeared in about twenty films from 1940 to 1954. Some of her more notable roles were in; "Yankee Doodle Dandy" 1942, "Old Acquaintance" 1943, "To Have and Have Not" 1944, "The Horn Blows at Midnight" 1945, "The Man I Love" 1947, "Johnny One-Eye" 1950 and "Silver Lode" 1954. She also made four television appearances between 1952 and 1954.

Dolores Moran married film producer, Benedict Earl Bogeaus (1904-1968) in 1946, they were divorced in 1966. The couple had one son, Brett Benedict Bogeaus (1948-). Dolores died on 5 February 1982 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California aged 56.

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Dolores Moran was a popular American Forces WWII Pin-Up. She made appearances as a tap dancing morale booster at a number army camps though out 1942. She appeared on the covers of "Yank", "The Army Weekly" and "Esquire" among others.

Dolores made news in 1968 when she was left a $250,000 inheritance by apricot grower and bachelor, Anthony Ponce (1910-1968). She had only met him once in 1939 when she was working as a car hop at a Sunnyvale, California drive-in. She admitted that "unfortunately for the life of me, I can't remember the man". Then reflecting on his gift to her she said: "Life is truly an extraordinary procession. What a beautiful thing, it's phenomenal. I'm not living in poverty, certainly, but my reaction was one of marvel and awe".
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