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Actress

Elinor Donahue, American Actress. Former 2d vice president Share, Inc. (charitable organization for mentally retarded and developmentally disabled). F C.

Background

Donahue, Elinor was born on April 19, 1937 in Tacoma. Daughter of Thomas William and Doris Genevieve (Gelbaugh) Donahue.

Education

Associate of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Began show business career singing on Station KMO-Radio, Tacoma, 1939. With song and dance act Bert Levy Vaudeville Circuit, 1944-1946. Appeared in films Tenth Avenue Angel, Mr.

      Big, Unfinished Dance, Three Daring Daughters, Girls Town, Love is Better Than Ever, Going Beserk, 1983, Pretty Woman, 1990, Freddy's Dead, 1991, on television series Father Knows Best, 1954-1963, Andy Griffith Show, 1960-1961, Many Happy Returns, 1964-1965, Odd Couple, 1972-1974, Mulligan's Stew, 1977, Please Stand By, 1978-1979, Drs. Private Lives, New Adventures of Beans Baxter, 1987-1988, Get a Life, 1990-1992, Eek! The Cat, 1992, The Invaders, 1995. Numerous guest roles on television including No Margin For Error on Police Story, 1978, Newhart, Golden Girls, 1989-1991.

      Television movies include In Name Only, 1969, Gidget Gets Married, 1972, Mulligan's Stew, 1977, Doctor's Private Lives, 1978, Condominium, 1980, High School The United States of America, 1983.

Membership

Former 2d vice president Share, Inc. (charitable organization for mentally retarded and developmentally disabled). F C.

Connections

Married Harry Stephen Ackerman, April 21, 1961 (deceased February 1991). Children: Brian Patrick, Peter Kyran, James Jay, Christopher Asher. Married Louis G. Genevrino, February 29, 1992.

father:
Thomas William Donahue

mother:
Doris Genevieve (Gelbaugh) Donahue

spouse:
Harry Stephen Ackerman

spouse:
Louis G. Genevrino

child:
Brian Patrick Donahue

child:
Peter Kyran Donahue

child:
James Jay Donahue

child:
Christopher Asher Donahue