Jane Morgan

  1. Doris Day, Love Me Or Leave Me, 1954.   The role? The 30s’ stage and screen singer Ruth Etting, a shady chanteuse caught up with a gangster called  Marty “The Gimp” Snyder. Ava Gardner didn’t want her singing dubbed as in Show Boat.  Janes Morgan  and  Powell  were just too sweet, although Ruth voted for  Powell. And a    third Jane (Russell)  was hoping to play another singer, Lilian Roth in I’ll Cry Tomorrow.  And so co-star James Cagney suggested Doris Day for the role, far from all her future virgins. Her best work, she thought. Her fans, not so much. Doris lost an Oscar but won Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, as a result.  Morgan  was Eve Arden’s landlady in 115 episodes Our Miss Brooks series, 1952-1956. (Jane Morgan was the anglicised name of Spanish actress Lina Romay in hard-core  sex films she co-directed with her husband, Jess Franco, under the joint credit of Lennie Hayden).

 Birth year: 1890Death year: 1972Other name: Casting Calls:  1