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Donald O'Connor

Born into a vaudeville family, O'Connor was the youthful figure cutting a rug in several Universal musicals of the 1940s. His best-known musical work is probably Singin' in the Rain (1952), in which he did an impressive dance that culminated in a series of backflips off the wall. O'Connor was also effective in comedic lead roles, particularly as ...

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Aug 28, 1925 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Start of Something Big
Latest Project:
Series The Neighbors 2012-09-26

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Toys
Poster of That's Entertainment!
Poster of The Donald O'Connor Show
Poster of Singin' in the Rain
Movie Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of the Chinese Theatre Footprints Himself 2018
Movie What a Glorious Feeling: The Making of 'Singin' in the Rain' Himself 2018
Movie A Time to Remember Father Walsh 2018
Movie The Best of Hollywood Unknown 2018
Movie The Lion Roars Again Unknown 2018
Movie Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance Unknown 2012-03-20
Series The Neighbors Unknown 2012-09-26
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure Unknown 2008-03-01
Movie The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams Unknown 2005-09-01
Movie The 76th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2004-02-29
Movie That's Entertainment!: The Masters Behind the Musicals Unknown 2004-10-12
Movie The Desilu Story Unknown 2003-08-24
Movie Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years Unknown 2002-07-14
Movie Out to Sea Jonathan Devereaux 1997-07-02
Movie Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults Unknown 1997-11-18
Movie Father Frost Baba Yaga 1996
Movie Pioneers of Primetime Unknown 1995-11-09
Movie That's Entertainment! III Unknown 1994-07-01
Movie Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel Uncle Cyrus 1994-04-10
Movie Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration Unknown 1994-01-08
Series The Building Unknown 1993-08-20
Movie Liza and Friends: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. Himself 1993-01-19
Movie Bob Hope: The First 90 Years Unknown 1993-05-14
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Movie Toys Kenneth Zevo 1992-12-18
Series Vicki! Unknown 1992-08-31
Series MGM: When the Lion Roars Unknown 1992-03-22
Series Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds Unknown 1991
Series The Pat Sajak Show Unknown 1989-01-09
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Unknown 1988-05-16
Movie America's Tribute to Bob Hope Unknown 1988-03-05
Series Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow Unknown 1987-09-30
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Series Frank's Place Unknown 1987-09-14
Movie The 59th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1987-03-30
Movie A Mouse, a Mystery and Me Alex the Mouse 1987-12-01
Movie The 32th Annual Thalians Ball Unknown 1987-10-17
Movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Unknown 1987-05-18
Movie NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration Unknown 1986-05-12
Series American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Movie The 58th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1986-03-24
Movie Alice in Wonderland The Lory Bird 1985-12-09
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly Unknown 1985-05-07
Movie Night of 100 Stars II Unknown 1985-03-10
Movie That's Dancing! Unknown 1985-01-18
Series The Start of Something Big Unknown 1985
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series On Stage America Unknown 1983-09-09
Series Hotel Unknown 1983-09-21
Movie The 37th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 1983-06-05
Movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Unknown 1982-12-25
Movie Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night Himself 1982-09-11
Movie Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter Unknown 1982-05-16
Movie Pandemonium Unknown 1982-04-02
Movie A Gift of Music Unknown 1981-09-02
Movie All-Star Salute to Mother's Day Unknown 1981-05-10
Movie Ragtime Evelyn's Dance Instructor 1981-12-25
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Movie James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy Himself 1981-12-01
Movie The 52nd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1980-04-14
Series The Big Show Unknown 1980-03-04
Movie Lucy Moves to NBC Himself 1980-02-08
Series The Littlest Hobo Unknown 1979-10-11
Movie The Big Fix Unknown 1978-10-06
Movie Bing Crosby: His Life and Legend Himself 1978-05-25
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-05-05
Series Fantasy Island Unknown 1977-01-14
Movie Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly Himself - Performer 1976-01-07
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Series Hunter Unknown 1976-09-14
Movie Bob Hope's World of Comedy Unknown 1976-10-29
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II Unknown 1976-05-17
Movie It's Showtime Unknown 1976-04-01
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Series Arena Unknown 1975-10-01
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-03-23
Movie That's Entertainment! Himself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Singin' in the Rain' 1974-06-21
Movie Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals Unknown 1974-10-24
Movie The 46th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1974-04-02
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Movie Just One More Time Unknown 1974-01-01
Series The Girl with Something Extra Unknown 1973-09-14
Series The Bobby Darin Show Unknown 1973-01-19
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series ABC Late Night Unknown 1973
Series Celebrity Bowling Unknown 1972
Series Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co. Unknown 1972-07-27
Series Great Performances Unknown 1972-11-04
Series The Julie Andrews Hour Unknown 1972-09-13
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01
Movie Li'l Abner General Bullmoose 1971-04-26
Series The Pet Set Unknown 1971-09-01
Series The Don Knotts Show Unknown 1970-09-15
Series The Engelbert Humperdinck Show Unknown 1969-12-26
Series The Andy Williams Show Unknown 1969-09-20
Movie ...And Debbie Makes Six Himself 1968-03-07
Series The Donald O'Connor Show Unknown 1968
Series Omnibus Himself 1967-10-13
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Series ABC Stage 67 Hermes 1966-09-14
Series The Jackie Gleason Show Unknown 1966-09-17
Movie That Funny Feeling Harvey Granson 1965-08-25
Series Hollywood Talent Scouts Unknown 1965-06-22
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Movie The Bob Hope Thanksgiving Special Himself 1964-11-20
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series I've Got a Secret Unknown 1964
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-09-27
Movie Marilyn Unknown 1963-04-18
Series The Judy Garland Show Unknown 1963-09-29
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody Himself / Host 1962-03-19
Series The Tonight Show Unknown 1962-04-02
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1961-12-11
Series Password All-Stars Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie The Wonders of Aladdin Unknown 1961
Movie Cry for Happy Murray Prince 1961-01-01
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1960-09-26
Movie Pontiac Star Parade Himself 1959-11-21
Series The Bell Telephone Hour Unknown 1959-01-12
Series The Jack Paar Tonight Show Unknown 1957-07-29
Series The DuPont Show of the Month Unknown 1957-09-29
Movie Standard Oil New Jersey Presents Its 75th Anniversary Entertainment Unknown 1957-10-07
Movie The Buster Keaton Story Buster Keaton 1957-05-01
Movie Anything Goes Ted Adams 1956-04-01
Series The Dinah Shore Chevy Show Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Playhouse 90 Unknown 1956-10-04
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Movie Francis in the Navy Lt. Peter Stirling / Bosun's Mate Slicker Donovan 1955-08-24
Movie The 27th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1955-03-30
Movie There's No Business Like Show Business Tim Donahue 1955-01-06
Series The Jimmy Durante Show Unknown 1954-10-02
Movie The 26th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Host from Hollywood & Performer 1954-03-25
Movie Francis Joins the WACS Peter Stirling 1954-07-30
Series The Donald O'Connor Show Unknown 1954-10-09
Movie Walking My Baby Back Home Clarence 'Jigger' Millard 1953-12-06
Series Person to Person Unknown 1953-10-02
Movie Call Me Madam Kenneth Gibson 1953-04-01
Movie Francis Covers the Big Town Peter Stirling 1953-07-17
Movie I Love Melvin Melvin Hoover 1953-03-20
Movie Screen Snapshots 5852: Hollywood Night at '21' Club Himself - Celebration Guest 1952-10-16
Movie Singin' in the Rain Cosmo Brown 1952-04-11
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Francis Goes to West Point Peter Stirling 1952-07-01
Series The Bob Hope Show Unknown 1952-10-12
Movie Francis Goes to the Races Peter Stirling 1951-05-01
Series The Red Skelton Hour Unknown 1951-09-30
Movie Double Crossbones Davey Crandall 1951-01-22
Movie The Milkman Roger Bradley 1950-10-17
Movie Curtain Call at Cactus Creek Edward Timmons 1950-05-25
Movie Yes Sir, That's My Baby William Waldo Winfield 1950-03-13
Movie Francis Peter Stirling 1950-06-09
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series All Star Revue Unknown 1950-10-04
Movie Screen Snapshots: Motion Picture Mothers, Inc. Himself 1949-10-13
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Are You with It? Milton Haskins 1948-03-20
Movie Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' Wilbur McMurty 1948-06-01
Movie Something in the Wind Charlie Read 1947-07-21
Movie Patrick the Great Pat Donahue Jr. 1945-05-04
Movie Chip Off the Old Block Donald Corrigan 1944-02-01
Movie This Is the Life Jimmy Plum 1944-06-02
Movie Follow the Boys Donald O'Connor 1944-05-05
Movie The Merry Monahans Jimmy Monahan 1944-09-15
Movie Bowery to Broadway Unknown 1944-11-03
Movie It Comes Up Love Ricky Ives 1943-04-09
Movie Mister Big Donald J. O'Connor, Esq. 1943-05-28
Movie Top Man Don Warren 1943-09-17
Movie When Johnny Comes Marching Home Frankie Flanagan 1942-12-24
Movie Give Out, Sisters Don 1942-09-01
Movie Get Hep to Love Jimmy Arnold 1942-10-02
Movie What's Cookin' Tommy 1942-02-20
Movie Private Buckaroo Donny 1942-06-12
Movie Beau Geste Beau Geste 1939-07-24
Movie Million Dollar Legs Sticky Boone 1939-07-14
Movie Night Work Butch Smiley 1939-08-04
Movie Unmarried Ted Streaver 1939-05-20
Movie Men with Wings Pat Falconer at Age 10 1939-01-10
Movie Death of a Champion Unknown 1939
Movie On Your Toes Phil Jr. as a Boy 1939-10-14
Movie Boy Trouble Butch 1939-01-27
Movie Sing, You Sinners Mike Beebe 1938-09-02
Movie Tom Sawyer, Detective Huckleberry Finn 1938-12-23
Movie Sons of the Legion Butch Baker 1938-09-18
Movie It Can't Last Forever Unknown 1937-07-15
Movie Melody for Two Unknown 1937-05-01