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 Doris <I>Grimshaw</I> Carradine

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Doris Grimshaw Carradine

  • Birth 3 May 1919 Canada
  • Death 18 May 1971 Oxnard, Ventura County, California, USA
  • Burial Waterhole, Grande Prairie Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Memorial ID 99575565

Doris Grimshaw first married Alan Saunders and had a son Dale born in Alberta. She then married Scott D. Smith and had a son Michael. She had further marriages to Alan Rich and Morris Price before becoming the third wife of the famous Holywood actor John Carradine (February 5, 1906 – November 27, 1988). She was a one-time studio typist who typed the script to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and who went on to play a few roles in film and television. Doris died in 1971 in a fire in her apartment in Oxnard, California. The fire was caused by a burning cigarette. She had been rescued from a similar fire just two weeks earlier. At the time of her death, she and Carradine were separated. She was the step-mother of David Carradine who was the son of John's first wife, Ardanelle McCool Cosner.

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  • Created by: Charles Coe
  • Added: 25 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99575565
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Doris Grimshaw Carradine (3 May 1919–18 May 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99575565, citing Waterhole Cemetery, Waterhole, Grande Prairie Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Charles Coe (contributor 47528362) .