Adrienne Dore (Doré) was born May 23, 1910, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She moved to the Los Angeles area sometime before 1925. We can make that assumption because she won the title of Miss Los Angeles and was a runner-up in the Miss America Pageant that year. Her first role was an uncredited part in 1928's The Valley of Hunted Men, produced by Action Pictures, a company that primarily released westerns. Adrienne's next film, Beyond London Lights, also in 1928, saw her in the lead role. In 1929 she was in Paramount's The Wild Party, as one of Clara Bow's troupe of good time college girls. A couple of comedy shorts followed and then she had a small role in Pointed Heels (1929), an early talkie musical which starred William Powell, Helen Kane (really fun in this film) and Fay Wray.
After a couple more shorts Adrienne was signed to Warner Brothers and her first appearance with them was a small role in 1932's Union Depot starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Joan Blondell. Alias The Doctor (1932) was next and she was the second female lead. Adrienne was in six more films for Warner's including The Rich Are Always With Us, where she plays a pivotal role, The Expert, Play-Girl, The Famous Ferguson Case, Two Seconds, and Street Of Women, starring Kay Francis. All were released in 1932 and she had both prominent and uncredited roles in those films. For some reason I haven't been able to determine, she either left Warner's voluntarily or her contract was canceled. Only four more films were in Adrienne's future, uncredited roles in The Thirteenth Guest and The Girl From Calgary, a small role in 1933's Love, Honor, And Oh Baby! and the lead in 1934's B-crime picture Undercover Men for independent Booth Productions.
Adrienne died November 22, 1992 in Woodland Hill, Los Angeles. California.
|Pointed Heels||Kay Wilcox||1929|
|The Famous Ferguson Case||Antoinette 'Toni' Martin||1932|