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Doe Avedon


Born - 7 April 1925, Westbury, New York, USA
Died - 18 December 2011

Hauntingly beautiful tawny- (sometimes jet-black) haired model and actress who quit her film career when marrying her third husband, director Don Siegel, in 1957. Born Dorcas 'Doe' Nowell, she made her film debut, billed as Betty Harper, in a co-starring role in Jigsaw (1949), but was busier being the wife of famous photographer Richard Avedon - their romance was the basis for the film musical Funny Face - from 1944 till their divorce in 1951. She subsequently married actor Dan Mathews, but he was killed in a car crash in 1953, and she returned to her acting career, in showy leading roles - The High and the Mighty (1954), Deep in My Heart (1955) and The Boss (1956), before marriage to Siegel, which lasted until his death in 1991. She made one further screen appearance, for her friend John Cassavetes in his film Love Streams (1984). She died from pneumonia.