Adrienne Dore ~ The Pageant Winner

Adrienne Dore

Adrienne Dore was a beauty pageant winner who had a brief film career in the 1920s

She was born Elizabeth Himmelsbach on May 22, 1907 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. When she was a child her family moved to Seattle, Washington. Adrienne was educated at Forest Ridge Convent where she studied dancing. At the age of eighteen she won the Miss Los Angeles pageant and placed second in the Miss America pageant. She was offered a five year contract at Universal Studios. Adrienne made her film debut in the 1925 silent comedy Sally, Irene, and Mary. Unfortunately all of her scenes were cut out. Then she had supporting roles in Pointed Heels, Adam's Eve, and The Wild Party with Clara Bow. She was cast in the musical Paramount On Parade but she was fired when producers didn't like her singing voice. In 1931 she was signed by Warner Brothers.

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 The beautiful blonde co-starred with Joan Blondell in Union Depot and with Bette Davis in The Rich Are Always With Us. Adrienne married producer Burt Kelly in August of 1932. By this time her career had stalled and she decided to quit acting. Her final film was the 1934 western Undercover Men. A few years later she made a screen test for a role in Gone In With The Wind but didn't get the part. She and her husband Burt lived in Beverly Hills and spent a lot of time traveling. The couple never had children. They remained happily married until Burt passed away in 1983. On November 26, 1992 she died from natural causes at the age of eighty-five. Adrienne was buried in an unmarked grave at Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

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