Jeff Donnell

Jeff Donnell

  • Born on
    • July 10th, 1921
  • Died on
    • April 11th, 1988
​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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Acting (23 Credits)

1979Murder by Natural Causes as Mrs. Mathews
1977The Amazing Spider-Man as Aunt May Parker
1970Tora! Tora! Tora! as Cornelia
1969The Comic as Nurse
1963Gidget Goes to Rome as Mrs. Lawrence
1961Gidget Goes Hawaiian as Dorothy Lawrence
1957The Guns of Fort Petticoat as Mary Wheller
1957Sweet Smell of Success as Sally
1957My Man Godfrey as Molly
1953The Blue Gardenia as Sally Ellis
1951Three Guys Named Mike as Alice Raymend
1950The Fuller Brush Girl as Jane Bixby
1950In a Lonely Place as Sylvia Nicolai
1950Walk Softly, Stranger as Gwen
1949Roughshod as Elaine Wyatt
1949Easy Living as Penny McCarr
1946Night Editor as Martha Cochrane
1945The Power of the Whistler as Frances 'Francie' Lane
1945Over 21 as Jan Lupton
1945A Thousand and One Nights as Harem Girl
1942A Night to Remember as Anne Stafford Carstairs
1942The Boogie Man Will Get You as Winnie Slade
1942My Sister Eileen as Helen Loomis


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