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Is Today Doris Wishman’s Birthday?

By Mike Everleth ⋅ June 1, 2011

I’m seeing two dates listed online for Doris Wishman‘s birthday. Both are in 1912, but some sources — e.g. IMDB and Wikipedia — give today, June 1, as her birthday, while others — e.g. Senses of Cinema — give it as July 23.

Does anybody know definitively or can back up with some more info which of these dates is correct? I’d like to give her a proper Underground Film Journal birthday shout out.

If she were born today, she’d be 99. Otherwise, she’d still be 98 until July. Sources agree she died on Aug. 10, 2002.

In honor of Doris’ maybe birthday today, here’s the trailer for her most infamous film, Bad Girls Go To Hell, which is seriously skirting the NSFW line:

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