| Doris Mary Ann Von
As a little girl, Doris dreamed of being a
Ballerina. Taking Dance lessons and performing as a child and
later in a dance act with her partner "Jerry Doherty"
at age fourteen. Doris and Doherty won a contes to perform with
the Fanchon and
Marco Prologs. Things went great until the age of sixteen
when getting in an automobile accident with a Train and shattering
her right leg which inflicted a double compound fracture. That
ended her hopes at being a dancing star so she switched to singing.
This is what led Doris to singing and acting,
rather than dancing. Thus her singing lessons started, early in
her goal to become a singer she would sing with bands, while singing
at a gig with a band (Les Brown,) she met Al Jorden whom she would
eventually marry in 1941 and had a son named Terry, who was adopted
later by Melcher.
Doris performed with many famous males including Frank Sinatra, Elvis
Presley, James Dean, Bob Crosby, Les Brown, James Garner,
Rock Hudson, Andre Previn, Ray
Bolger, James Cagney
and many more.