- Category : 1926-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Alpha 2
American film actress and model whose career began in 1942, aged 16, when she was signed by Warner Bros. to a seven-year contract, with her parents' permission.
Moran's brief career as a film actress began with uncredited roles in such films as Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as "the Pippirino", with whom George blows off a date to go with Mary. By 1943, she had become a pin-up girl appearing on the cover of such magazines as Yank. She was given supporting roles in films, such as Old Acquaintance (1943) with Bette Davis. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) gave her a leading role with Jack Benny and Alexis Smith, but her film appearances after this were sporadic.
She was married to the film producer Benedict Bogeaus in Salome, Arizona, in 1946. Their son, Brett Benedict, born 30 August 1948, in Hollywood, later became a successful businessman. They divorced in 1962; he died of a heart attack in 1968.
Moran had an affair with director Howard Hawks while filming To Have and Have Not, and with actor Mickey Rooney in 1943, after he divorced Ava Gardner.
Dolores Moran died of lung cancer on 5 February 1982, aged 56, in Woodland Hills, California.