Doris Roberta Merrick (born June 6, 1919) is a retired American actress and model. Born Doris Simpson, she had five brothers and four sisters. She worked as a model before signing a contract with Warner Bros. in 1941. She was first given the name Beth Drake but changed to Doris Merrick not long after. She made her film debut the following year in Girl Trouble. Her professional acting career ended in 1955. She was married to boxer Max Marek from 1936 to 1944, before being married to rancher and lumberman John Meagher Knoll from 1946 to 1962.
June 6, 1919
Maximilian "Max" Marek
(m. 1936; div. 1944)
John Meagher Knoll
(m. 1946; div. 1962)
Matthew Lawton Hatfield
(m. 1964; died 1986)
- Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) Uncredited
- Girl Trouble (1942) as Susan
- That Other Woman (1942) as Irene
- Time to Kill (1942) as Linda Conquest Murdock
- Heaven Can Wait (1943) as Nellie Brown
- Ladies of Washington (1944) as Susan
- In the Meantime, Darling (1944) as Mrs. MacAndrews
- The Big Noise (1944) as Evelyn
- Sensation Hunters (1945) as Julie Rogers
- This Love of Ours (1945) as Vivian
- Hit the Hay (1945) as Sally Mansfield
- Child of Divorce (1946) as Louise Norman
- The Pilgrim Lady (1947) as Millicent Rankin
- The Counterfeiters (1948) as Margo Talbot
- The Fighting Stallion (1950) as Jeanne Barton
- Untamed Women (1952) as Sandra
- The Neanderthal Man (1953) as Ruth Marshall
- Interrupted Melody (1955) as nurse
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- "Beth Drake, beautiful movie starlet". The Milwaukee Journal. January 17, 1942. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
- "Beth Drake is a tenth of one man's family". Oakland Tribune. 31 May 1942. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
- "That's Not Cheesecake, It's My Sis!' Says Bill". Mediterranean Marseilles Stars and Stripes. January 27, 1945. p. 2. Retrieved July 3, 2016.