Dorothy Van

Dorothy Van

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dorothy Van (January 10, 1928 - May 16, 2002) was an American stage and TV actress who is best remembered for her comedic role as Aunt Effie Harper on the 1980s situation comedy Mama's Family. She was born Dorothy Helene Vanberryl in Moline, Illinois the daughter of a German father Elmer J. Van, a post office worker, and Emeline Franks Van, a devoted mother and housewife. As a little girl living the "small town life" during the Great Depression she often spent her time at the local movie house watching films containing the stars of the day; Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Fred Astaire, and Cary Grant. Her favorite actresses during this time were Irene Dunne, Loretta Young, and Bette Davis and she had even had a girlhood crush on Joel McCrea.
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  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135983423
  • 9786135983425