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Donald David Dixon Ronald 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 as Gene Kelly's friend and colleague in Singin' in the Rain (1952).

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Donald David Dixon Ronald 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 as Gene Kelly's friend and colleague in Singin' in the Rain (1952).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 89

Birthday 1925-08-28

Day of Death 2003-09-27

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2002 Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer as Himself (archive footage)
2002 What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' as Donald O'Connor
1997 Out to Sea as Jonathan Devereaux
1994 That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1994 Bandit's Silver Angel as Uncle Cyrus
1993 Frasier (1 episode) as Harlow Safford
1992 Toys as Kenneth Zevo
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1987 A Mouse, a Mystery and Me as Alex the Mouse
1987 A Time to Remember as Father Walsh
1985 Alice in Wonderland (0 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Highway to Heaven (1 episode)
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 Pandemonium as Glenn's Dad
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1981 Ragtime as Evelyn's Dance Instructor
1980 The Big Show (1 episode)
1980 Lucy Moves to NBC as Himself
1978 The Big Fix as Francis Joins the Navy
1977 Hunter (1 episode)
1976 That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1976 The Bionic Woman (1 episode)
1975 Ellery Queen (1 episode)
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn (1 episode)
1974 That's Entertainment! as Himself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Singin' in the Rain'
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1972 The Julie Andrews Hour (2 episodes) as Himself
1970 The Don Knotts Show (1 episode)
1968 The Donald O'Connor Show (1 episode) as Host
1966 ABC Stage 67 (1 episode)
1965 That Funny Feeling as Harvey Granson
1963 Vacation Playhouse (1 episode)
1963 Marilyn
1961 The Wonders of Aladdin as Aladdin
1961 Cry for Happy as Murray Prince
1957 The Buster Keaton Story as Buster Keaton
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1 episode)
1956 Anything Goes as Ted Adams
1955 The Honeymooners (1 episode)
1955 Francis in the Navy as Lt. Peter Stirling / Bosun's Mate Slicker Donovan
1954 There's No Business Like Show Business as Tim Donahue
1954 The Donald O'Connor Show (19 episodes) as Donald O'Connor
1954 The Jimmy Durante Show (1 episode)
1954 Francis Joins the WACS as Peter Stirling
1953 Walking My Baby Back Home as Clarence "Jigger" Millard
1953 Francis Covers the Big Town as Peter Stirling
1953 Call Me Madam as Kenneth Gibson
1953 I Love Melvin as Melvin Hoover
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1952 Francis Goes to West Point as Peter Stirling
1952 Singin' in the Rain as Cosmo Brown
1951 Francis Goes to the Races as Peter Sterling
1951 Double Crossbones as Davey Crandall
1950 The Milkman as Roger Bradley
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour (16 episodes)
1950 Curtain Call at Cactus Creek
1950 Francis as Peter Stirling
1949 Yes Sir, That's My Baby as William Waldo Winfield
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (2 episodes)
1948 Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' as Wilbur McMurty
1948 Are You With It? as Milton Haskins
1947 Something in the Wind as Charlie Read
1945 Patrick the Great as Pat Donahue Jr.
1944 Bowery to Broadway as Specialty dancer
1944 The Merry Monahans as Jimmy Monahan
1944 This Is the Life as Jimmy Plum
1944 Follow the Boys as Donald O'Connor
1944 Chip Off the Old Block as Donald Corrigan
1943 Top Man as Don Warren
1943 Mister Big as Donald J. O'Connor
1943 It Comes Up Love as Ricky Ives
1942 When Johnny Comes Marching Home as Frankie Flanagan
1942 Get Hep to Love as Jimmy Arnold
1942 Give Out, Sisters as Don
1942 Private Buckaroo as Donny
1942 What's Cookin'? as Tommy
1939 On Your Toes as Phil Jr. as a Boy
1939 Night Work as Butch Smiley
1939 Beau Geste as Beau Geste (as a Child)
1939 Million Dollar Legs as Sticky Boone
1939 Unmarried as Ted Streaver (age 12)
1939 Boy Trouble as Butch
1938 Tom Sawyer, Detective as Huckleberry Finn
1938 Sons of the Legion as Butch Baker
1938 Sing, You Sinners as Mike Beebe
1938 Men with Wings as Young Pat Falconer
1937 Melody For Two as Specialty Act

Directing

1963 Petticoat Junction (1 episode)Director

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