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Dora Doll (Getty Images / Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone)
Dora Doll (Getty Images / Keystone-France / Gamma-Keystone)
Dora Doll, a German-born French film and TV actress, has died, according to multiple news sources. She was 93.

Doll died Sunday at her home in Gard, France. No cause of death was announced.

Doll was born Dorothea Hermina Feinberg May 19, 1922, in Berlin. She was discovered by Abel Gance in her teens and cast in his 1940 film, "Paradis Perdu" ("Lost Paradise"). During her career spanning 70 years, she worked with the directors Jean Renoir, Claude Chabrol, Henri-Georges Clouzot and Philippe de Broca, among others.

In the U.S., Doll was seen in "Pardon My French," "The Young Lions," "Any Number Can Win" and "Julia." In the latter film, she played the female passenger who accompanied the writer Lillian Hellman, played by Jane Fonda, as Hellman smuggled $50,000 through Nazi Germany for her friend Julia, played by Vanessa Redgrave. In "The Young Lions," she acted alongside Marlon Brando.

In the late 1990s, she played the grandmother Louise Chantreuil on the French television soap opera series "Tide of Life." She was the mother of Gerard Chantreuil, played by Paul Barge, and the mother-in-law of Claude Jade's character, Anna Chantreuil.

In 2000, she was knighted in France's National Order of Merit.

Doll continued working into her 90s. In 2010, she acted on a French TV mini-series, "Les Chataigniers du Desert."
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Published online on November 15, 2015 courtesy of Tributes.com
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