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Jeff Donnell

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Jeff Donnell (July 10, 1921 — April 11, 1988) was an American film and television actress. Born Jean Marie Donnell, she grew up in South Windham, Maine. As a child, she adopted the nickname "Jeff" after the character in her favorite comic strip, Mutt and Jeff. Donnell graduated from Towson High School, Towson, Maryland, in 1938 and attended the Leland Powers School of Drama in Boston, Massachusetts. Later, she studied at the Yale School of Drama. She was signed to a contract by Columbia Pictures in 1942 and made her film debut in My Sister Eileen. She later had roles in some RKO films. She was not a major star, but she did have a lengthy film and television career in various supporting roles, including the role of Gidget's mother, "Dorothy Lawrence", opposite Carl Reiner in the 1961 movie Gidget Goes Hawaiian. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeff Donnell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 10, 1921 In Windham, Maine, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie My Sister Eileen 1942-09-24
Latest Project:
Movie Murder by Natural Causes 1979-02-17
Known For
Poster of Dr. Kildare
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of Matinee Theater
Poster of Hoedown
Movie Murder by Natural Causes Mrs. Mathews 1979-02-17
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man Aunt May Parker 1977-09-14
Series Matt Helm 1975-09-20
Series Paper Moon Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Here We Go Again Unknown 1973-01-20
Series The Girl with Something Extra Unknown 1973-09-14
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Me and the Chimp Unknown 1972-01-13
Movie Stand Up and Be Counted Ruth 1972-05-01
Movie Love Hate Love Mary Blunden 1971-02-09
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Cornelia 1970-01-26
Movie The Comic Nurse 1969-11-19
Series Felony Squad Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Gidget Unknown 1965-09-01
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Bristle Face Mrs. Jarkey 1964-01-26
Series The Addams Family Unknown 1964-09-18
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie The Iron Maiden Miriam Fisher 1963-06-07
Movie Gidget Goes to Rome Mrs. Lawrence 1963-08-07
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Mister Ed Unknown 1961-01-05
Movie Force of Impulse Louise Reese 1961-11-01
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Movie The Guns of Fort Petticoat Mary Wheller 1957-04-01
Movie Destination 60,000 Ruth Buckley 1957-05-12
Movie My Man Godfrey Molly 1957-10-11
Movie Sweet Smell of Success Sally 1957-07-04
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Magnificent Roughnecks Julie 1956-07-22
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie Massacre Canyon Cora 1954-05-01
Series The George Gobel Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie The Blue Gardenia Sally Ellis 1953-03-20
Movie Flight Nurse Lt. Ann Phillips 1953-11-15
Movie So This Is Love Henrietta Van Dyke 1953-07-15
Movie Thief of Damascus Sheherazade 1952-04-01
Movie The First Time Donna Gilbert 1952-01-31
Movie Skirts Ahoy! Giff 1952-05-28
Movie Because You're Mine Patty Ware 1952-10-01
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Three Guys Named Mike Alice Raymend 1951-03-01
Series Racket Squad Unknown 1951-06-07
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie In a Lonely Place Sylvia Nicolai 1950-05-17
Movie Big Timber 1950-09-10
Movie Hoedown Vera Wright 1950-06-01
Movie The Fuller Brush Girl Jane Bixby 1950-09-15
Movie Redwood Forest Trail Julie Wescott 1950-09-18
Movie Walk Softly, Stranger Gwen 1950-10-14
Movie Roughshod Elaine Wyatt 1949-05-11
Movie Outcasts of the Trail Vinnie White 1949-06-08
Movie Stagecoach Kid Jessie Arnold 1949-06-02
Movie Easy Living Penny McCarr 1949-10-08
Movie Post Office Investigator April Shaughnessy 1949-09-01
Movie Mr. District Attorney Miss Miller 1947-02-20
Movie Night Editor Martha Cochrane 1946-03-29
Movie The Phantom Thief Anne Parks Duncan 1946-05-02
Movie Tars and Spars Peggy McDougal 1946-01-10
Movie Throw a Saddle on a Star Judy Lane 1946-03-14
Movie Cowboy Blues Susan Nelson 1946-07-18
Movie That Texas Jamboree Jean Warren 1946-05-16
Movie It's Great to Be Young Georgia Johnson 1946-09-12
Movie Singing on the Trail Cindy Brown 1946-09-01
Movie The Unknown Nina Arnold 1946-07-04
Movie Eadie Was a Lady Pamela 'Pepper' Parker 1945-01-24
Movie The Power of the Whistler Frances 'Francie' Lane 1945-04-19
Movie Over 21 Jan Lupton 1945-08-08
Movie A Thousand and One Nights Harem Girl 1945-07-20
Movie Song of the Prairie Penelope 'Penny' Stevens 1945-09-27
Movie Stars on Parade Mary Brooks 1944-05-25
Movie Nine Girls "Butch" Hendricks 1944-02-17
Movie She's a Soldier Too Mary Fleming (uncredited) 1944-06-29
Movie Carolina Blues Charlotte Barton 1944-12-20
Movie Dancing in Manhattan Julie Connors 1944-12-14
Movie Three Is a Family Hazel Whittaker 1944-11-23
Movie Doughboys in Ireland Molly Callahan 1943-10-07
Movie There's Something About a Soldier Jean Burton 1943-11-30
Movie My Sister Eileen Helen Loomis 1942-09-24
Movie A Night to Remember Anne Stafford Carstairs 1942-12-10
Movie The Boogie Man Will Get You Winnie Slade 1942-10-22