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1930's
Doris Hare was born on 1st March 1905

At the age of three she made her professional debut at the Alexander Portable Theatre in their production of Current Cash. She continued working in music halls and choruses before making her West End debut at The Palace as Sally in The Scarlet Clue in 1916

Below are two publicity stills from the 1930s and 1935
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Above Doris appears in an cinema magazine ad for Olvatine in 1935

Doris was working in Music Hall, Variety Showa, Cabaret Revues and Pantomimes, going on to have a career in Theatre, TV and Films for the next 80 years

1935 play- Dancing City Play Oldham Colisium
1935 play- Opening Night
1935 play- Jubilee Window
1938 play-  ITS IN THE BAG with Doris Hare & Elisabeth Welch 
1939 play- She Couldn't Say No
1939- North Sea Patrol

1940's

1940 She Couldn't Say No  with Tommy Trinder
1945 THE MUSICAL ROMANCE SWEET YESTERDAY (MUSICIAL ROMANCE) PRODUCED BY JACK HULBERT ADELPHI THEATRE LONDON, HUGH MILLER, REGINALD TATE, ANNE ZIEGLER, WEBSTER BOOTH,  MARK DALYADELPHI THEATRE LONDON
CAST; WEBSTER BOOTH, ANNE ZIEGLER, DORIS HARE, MARK DALY, REGINALD TATE, HUGH MILLER
1947. 1066 and All That. Richard Littledale, Wallas Eaton.
1948 17th October .A gala revue at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane to promote National Savings !! Cast includes John Mills & Leslie Mitchell, Moira Lister & David Peel, exerpts from opera & ballet, revue including Hattie Jacques, Stanley Holloway,
Lupino Lane 1st Bn. Scots Guards, Finale of THE LAMBETH WALK including Hermione Gingold, Margaret Rutherford, Doris Hare, Bobby Howes,Ronald Shiner.
1948 Here Come the Huggetts
1949 The History of Mr. Polly

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Doris was familiar voice throughout the war on the radio series Shipmates Ashore, "a show for the MERCHANT NAVY" after which she received an MBE for her work as a wartime entertainer.
Entertaining members of the Merchant Marine during World War II, both in shipboard revues and as hostess of the radio program 'Shipmates Ashore.'
Doris is to the left of the microphone

1950's
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1950 Dance hall with Petula Clarke
1954 Double Exposure
1955 THE WATER GYPSIES see images below
1955 Tiger by the Tail
1955 No Smoking
1957 Stranger's Meeting 
1958 Heartbreak House t the Lyric Theatre London
1959 The League of Gentlemen
1959 PLAY- 'THE QUIZ KID' AT THE NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL AUGUST

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THE WATER GIPSIES 1955

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Doris as Mrs Higgins in 'THE WATER GIPSIES' performing a song and dance number called 'Why Should Spring Have All The Flowers' 

1960's
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In Coronation Street, Doris Hare played both Hilda Davies and Maud in 1961 and Alice Pickins from 1968 to 1969 (see image)
 Her other credits include The Benny Hill Show, Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) (see image)
Doris turned down the opportunity to play Ena Sharples in Corrie as she did not want to be type cast but went on to take the role that was to make her famous as Mrs Butler (MUM) in ON THE BUSES both the series and 3  feature films. Doris was unavailable for the 1st SERIES of ON THE BUSES as she was in America with her husband John Fraser-Roberts, a surgeon.


1963 A Midsummer Night's Dream"" at London's Aldwych Theatre  with Diana Rigg, Brian Murray, Paul Hardwick, John Nettleton, Ian Richardson, Juliet Mills, Doris Hare 
 1963 A Place to Go
1964 Aldwych Theatre
1967 ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE
1969 Coronation Steet (as Alice Pickins)

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Doris Hare as Madame Hanska in an episdoe of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)
called 'But What a Sweet Little Room' aired on Sunday, 14th December 1969

1970's
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On the Buses 1969-1973
On the Buses 1971 FILM
Dois Hare This is Your Life 1971
Mutiny On the Buses 1972
Holiday on the Buses 1973
 'MOVE OVER MRS MARKHAM' PIER THEATRE BOURNEMOUTH WITH DORIS HARE,LIZ FRASER,EDWIN RICHFIELD AND McDONALD HOBLEY 1974
Confessions of a Pop Performer 1975
Confessions of a Driving Instructor 1976
Confessions of a Holiday Camp 1977

1980's

1984 FORTY YEARS ON Queen's Theatre, London, .  Paul Eddington, Phyllida Law, David Horovitch, and Stephen Fry.

 

1990's

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Doris never forgot her roots and carried on working until she sadly passed away at the age of 95.
The actress died at Denville Hall, the actors' retirement home in Northwood, Middlesex.
She was cremated at Breakspear on the 2nd June, 2000

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