Mimi Doyle ~ The Beautiful Starlet

 Mimi Doyle

Mimi Doyle was a talented actress who started her career in the 1930s

She was born Wilhelmina Blanche Doyle on August 10, 1913 Hollywood, California. Mimi had a twin sister named Patricia who worked as Katharine Hepburn's stand-in. The pretty brunette made her film debut playing a maid in the 1934 drama Sadie McKee. Then she was signed by Educational Pictures. For a brief time she used the stage name Mimi Lawlor. During the 1940s she had bit parts in more than a dozen films including Kitty Foyle, The Big Street, and Keep Your Powder Dry with Lana Turner. On January 24, 1944 she married screenwriter Wells Root. Although she never became an A-list star she continued to act. She appeared on the Bob Cummings Show and the Jack Benny Program. Her final role was in a 1976 episode of Executive Suite. Mimi and Wells lived in Santa Monica and enjoyed a very happy marriage. Sadly on June 15, 1979 she died from cancer at the age of sixty-five. She was cremated and her ashes were given to her family.

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