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Donald O'Connor

Donald O’Connor (August 28, 1925 - September 27, 2003) was an American dancer, singer, and actor who came to fame in a series of movies in which he co-starred alternately with Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, and Francis the Talking Mule. He is best known today for his role in Singin' in the Rain.

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Aug 28, 1925 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Melody For Two 1937-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie Bing Crosby: Rediscovered 2014-12-02
Known For
Poster of Frasier
Poster of The Love Boat
Poster of The Donald O'Connor Show
Poster of The Ed Sullivan Show
Movie Bing Crosby: Rediscovered 2014-12-02
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Movie What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' Donald O'Connor 2002-01-01
Movie Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer Himself (archive footage) 2002-09-24
Movie Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of the Chinese Theatre Footprints Self 2000-01-01
Movie Out to Sea Jonathan Devereaux 1997-07-02
Movie Bandit's Silver Angel Uncle Cyrus 1994-04-10
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Series Frasier Harlow Safford 1993-09-16
Movie Toys Kenneth Zevo 1992-12-18
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie A Mouse, a Mystery and Me Alex the Mouse 1987-12-13
Movie A Time to Remember Father Walsh 1987-11-25
Movie That's Dancing! 1985-01-01
Series Alice in Wonderland Lory Bird 1985-12-09
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly Self 1985-05-07
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series Murder, She Wrote Barry Barnes 1984-09-30
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie Pandemonium Glenn's Dad 1982-04-01
Movie Ragtime Evelyn's Dance Instructor 1981-11-20
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie Lucy Moves to NBC Himself 1980-02-08
Series The Big Show Unknown 1980-03-04
Movie The Big Fix Francis Joins The Navy 1978-10-06
Series Hunter Unknown 1977-02-18
Series The Love Boat Oscar Tilton 1977-09-24
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Movie It's Showtime 1976-03-31
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie The Lion Roars Again Himself (uncredited) 1975-01-01
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie That's Entertainment! Himself - Host / Narrator 1974-06-21
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series The Julie Andrews Hour Himself 1972-09-13
Series Great Performances Self 1971-01-28
Series The Don Knotts Show Unknown 1970-09-15
Series The Donald O'Connor Show Host 1968-11-18
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Movie That Funny Feeling Harvey Granson 1965-08-14
Series The Judy Garland Show Himself 1963-09-29
Movie Marilyn 1963-04-18
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Movie Cry for Happy Murray Prince 1961-03-03
Movie The Wonders of Aladdin Aladdin 1961-10-31
Movie The Buster Keaton Story Buster Keaton 1957-05-01
Movie Anything Goes Ted Adams 1956-04-27
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Francis in the Navy Peter Stirling 1955-08-24
Movie Francis Joins the WACS Peter Stirling 1954-07-30
Series The Jimmy Durante Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Series The Donald O'Connor Show Donald O'Connor 1954-10-09
Movie There's No Business Like Show Business Tim Donahue 1954-12-16
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-18
Movie I Love Melvin Melvin Hoover 1953-03-20
Movie Walking My Baby Back Home Clarence "Jigger" Millard 1953-12-06
Movie Call Me Madam Kenneth Gibson 1953-03-25
Movie Francis Covers the Big Town Peter Stirling 1953-08-14
Movie Singin' in the Rain Cosmo Brown 1952-04-09
Movie Francis Goes to West Point Peter Stirling 1952-07-01
Movie Double Crossbones Davey Crandall 1951-04-26
Movie Francis Goes to the Races Peter Stirling 1951-05-01
Movie The Milkman Roger Bradley 1950-10-17
Movie Francis Peter Stirling 1950-02-08
Movie Curtain Call at Cactus Creek 1950-05-24
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Yes Sir, That's My Baby William Waldo Winfield 1949-08-10
Movie Are You With It? Milton Haskins 1948-03-19
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Wilbur McMurty 1948-06-01
Movie Something in the Wind Charlie Read 1947-07-21
Movie Patrick the Great Pat Donahue Jr. 1945-05-04
Movie Chip Off the Old Block Donald Corrigan 1944-02-01
Movie Follow the Boys Donald O'Connor 1944-05-05
Movie Bowery to Broadway Specialty dancer 1944-11-03
Movie This Is the Life Jimmy Plum 1944-06-01
Movie The Merry Monahans Jimmy Monahan 1944-09-15
Movie It Comes Up Love Ricky Ives 1943-04-09
Movie Mister Big Donald J. O'Connor 1943-05-28
Movie Top Man Don Warren 1943-09-17
Movie What's Cookin'? Tommy 1942-02-20
Movie Private Buckaroo Donny 1942-06-12
Movie Get Hep to Love Jimmy Arnold 1942-10-02
Movie When Johnny Comes Marching Home Frankie Flanagan 1942-12-24
Movie Give Out, Sisters Don 1942-09-01
Movie Unmarried Ted Streaver (age 12) 1939-05-20
Movie Boy Trouble Butch 1939-01-27
Movie Million Dollar Legs Sticky Boone 1939-07-13
Movie Death of a Champion Small Fry 1939-08-24
Movie Beau Geste Beau Geste (as a Child) 1939-07-24
Movie On Your Toes Phil Jr. as a Boy 1939-10-14
Movie Night Work Butch Smiley 1939-08-04
Movie Men with Wings Young Pat Falconer 1938-07-16
Movie Sing, You Sinners Mike Beebe 1938-09-02
Movie Sons of the Legion Butch Baker 1938-09-18
Movie Tom Sawyer, Detective Huckleberry Finn 1938-12-24
Movie Melody For Two Specialty Act 1937-05-01
Movie It Can't Last Forever Kid Dancer (uncredited) 1937-07-15