Caren Marsh Doll
- Category : 1919-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 1
American stage and screen actress and dancer, also credited as Caren Marsh, who specialised in modern dance and tap. She was Judy Garland's dance stand-in in The Wizard of Oz (1939) and a Ziegfeld Girl in 1941. Starting from 1937 and until 1948 she appeared in motion pictures with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Studios, including a small uncredited part in Gone with the Wind, from 1956 she took a second career becoming a dance teacher. Her younger sister was television and film actress Dorothy Morris.
On 12 July 1949, aged 30, Marsh was aboard Standard Air Lines Flight 897R, when the C-46E crashed. The flight had left Albuquerque, New Mexico at 4:43 am. While on approach to the Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank, California at 7:40 am, the twin engine plane, flying too low, hooked a wingtip on a hill and crashed near Chatsworth, California, and Marsh was one of the 13 people who survived. Marsh was hospitalized at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital for several weeks, and nearly had her left foot amputated. Marsh's doctors told her that she would likely never dance again, but after careful exercise she was able to heal and continue in her dancing.
In November 2007, Marsh published her autobiography, Hollywood's Babe, in which she discussed her life in Hollywood, and her love affair with The Wizard of Oz.
Marsh moved to Palm Springs, California, in 1957 and married Bill Doll (who died in 1979), a press agent to theatre and film producer Mike Todd. The Dolls had one son. Her sister actress Dorothy Morris, became her neighbor when Marsh retired in 1971. The sisters lived next door to each other until Dorothy's death on 20 November 2011.