Miss Doris, Romper Room teacher, dies at 77

By Dede Sanders

Mrs Doris Turpin Duhon, a former teacher-emcee of KPLC’s Romper Room, has passed away. “Miss Doris” was known to hundreds of SWLA children who used to watch Romper Room school on their television set on the KPLC weekday morning show at 9 a.m. She trained in Baltimore, Md. with 100 other teachers nationwide and would receive daily lessons from national headquarters. Romper Room started in 1953 and was broadcast to five million people internationally.

Doris was a graduate of LaGrange High School and McNeese where she later became a nurse working at various hospitals including South Cameron Memorial Hospital in Creole and the Cameron Parish Health Unit where she retired.

Doris Duhon, the wife of Paul H. Duhon, lived in Cameron for years before moving to Lake Charles after Hurricane Rita. Doris, 77, died of heart surgery complications.