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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.

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​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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 73

Birthday 1921-07-10

Day of Death 1988-04-11

Place of Birth Windham, Maine, U.S.

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Also Known As

  • Jean Marie Donnell

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1978 The Amazing Spider-Man as Aunt May Parker
1975 Matt Helm(13 episodes)
1974 Paper Moon(1 episode)
1973 Police Story(2 episodes)
1973 The Girl with Something Extra(1 episode)
1973 Here We Go Again(1 episode)
1972 Me and the Chimp(1 episode)
1971 Cannon(1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad(1 episode)
1965 The F.B.I.(2 episodes)
1965 Gidget(1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1964 The Addams Family(1 episode)
1963 The Iron Maiden as Miriam Fisher
1961 Force of Impulse as Louise Reese
1961 Dr. Kildare(8 episodes)
1961 Mister Ed(1 episode)
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson(1 episode)
1957 My Man Godfrey as Molly
1957 Perry Mason(2 episodes)
1957 Sweet Smell of Success as Sally
1957 Destination 60,000 as Ruth Buckley
1957 The Guns Of Fort Petticoat as Mary Wheller
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show(1 episode)
1955 Matinee Theater(1 episode)
1954 Climax!(1 episode)
1954 The George Gobel Show(4 episodes)
1954 Massacre Canyon as Cora
1953 Flight Nurse as Lt. Ann Phillips
1953 So This Is Love as Henrietta Van Dyke
1953 The Blue Gardenia as Sally Ellis
1952 Omnibus(1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America(1 episode)
1952 Skirts Ahoy! as CPO Giff / Lt. Giff
1952 Thief of Damascus as Sheherazade
1952 The First Time as Donna Gilbert
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(2 episodes)
1951 Racket Squad(1 episode)
1951 Three Guys Named Mike as Alice Raymend
1950 Walk Softly, Stranger as Gwen
1950 Redwood Forest Trail as Julie Wescott
1950 The Fuller Brush Girl as Jane Bixby
1950 Hoedown as Vera Wright
1950 In a Lonely Place as Sylvia Nicolai
1949 Easy Living as Penny McCarr
1949 Post Office Investigator as April Shaughnessy
1949 Outcasts of the Trail as Vinnie White
1949 Stagecoach Kid as Jessie Arnold
1949 Roughshod as Elaine Wyatt
1947 Mr. District Attorney as Miss Miller
1946 Singing on the Trail as Cindy Brown
1946 Cowboy Blues as Susan Nelson
1946 The Unknown as Nina Arnold
1946 That Texas Jamboree as Jean Warren
1946 The Phantom Thief as Anne Parks Duncan
1946 Night Editor as Martha Cochrane
1946 Throw a Saddle on a Star as Judy Lane
1945 Song of the Prairie as Penelope 'Penny' Stevens
1945 Over 21 as Jan Lupton
1945 The Power of the Whistler as Frances 'Francie' Lane
1945 Eadie Was a Lady as Pamela 'Pepper' Parker
1944 Carolina Blues as Charlotte Barton
1944 Dancing in Manhattan as Julie Connors
1944 Three Is a Family as Hazel Whittaker
1944 She's a Soldier Too as Mary Fleming (uncredited)
1944 Stars on Parade as Mary Brooks
1944 Nine Girls as "Butch" Hendricks
1943 There's Something About a Soldier as Jean Burton
1943 Doughboys in Ireland as Molly Callahan
1942 A Night to Remember as Anne Stafford Carstairs
1942 The Boogie Man Will Get You as Winnie Slade
1942 My Sister Eileen as Helen Loomis

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