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Her onscreen wardrobe usually consisted of tight sweaters, low-cut blouses, form-fitting dresses, and daring swimsuits. In the family moved to Los Angeles. The following year, she had a bit part on an early television show. She also sang with Ted Fio Rito's band and entered several beauty contests.
She was married for a brief time at seventeen when Van Doren and her first husband, Jack Newman, eloped to Santa Barbara. The marriage was dissolved quickly, upon her discovery of his abusive nature.
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The pair dated for five years. Her line of dialogue inconsisted of one word, "Look! The following year,she posed for famous pin-up girl artist Alberto Vargas, the painter of the glamorous Vargas Girls.
His painting of Van Doren was on the July cover of Esquire magazine. Van Doren then began working on the stage. Songwriter Jimmy McHugh discovered her for his musicals, then decided she was too good for the chorus line and should have dramatic training. She studied with Ben Bard and Bliss-Hayden. Nepali chikaloVan Doren signed a contract with Universal Studios. They had big plans for her, hoping she would bring the same kind of success that 20th Century Fox had with Marilyn Monroe.
Van Doren, whose signing day coincided with the inauguration of President Eisenhower, was given the first name Mamie for Ike's wife, Mamie Eisenhower. Interested in Van Doren's allure, Universal then cast her again opposite Curtis in The All American Jesse Hibbs,playing her first major role as Susie Ward, a wayward girl who is the man-trap at a campus beer joint. Inshe had a supporting role in the musical Ain't Misbehavin' Edward Buzzell, and starred in the crime-drama, Running Wild Abner Biberman, Haas, Though Van Doren garnered prominent billing alongside John Agar and Richard Boone, she appears rather briefly, as the daughter of a ranch owner.