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Donald O'Connor (Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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 the companion to Francis the Talking Mule in that film series. Read more...

Actor

Character: Mike Beebe

Sing, You Sinners 1938

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Character: Beau Geste as a Child

Beau Geste 1939

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Character: Phil Jr. as a Boy

On Your Toes 1939

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Character: Donald J. O'Connor, Esq.

Mister Big 1943

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Character: Ricky Ives

It Comes Up Love 1943

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Character: Jimmy Plum

This Is the Life 1944

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Character: Donald Corrigan

Chip Off the Old Block 1944

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Character: William Waldo Winfield

Yes Sir, That's My Baby 1949

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Character: Cosmo Brown

Singin' in the Rain 1952

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Character: Clarence 'Jigger' Millard

Walking My Baby Back Home 1953

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Character: Kenneth Gibson

Call Me Madam 1953

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Character: Melvin Hoover

I Love Melvin 1953

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Character: Himself - Host from Hollywood & Performer

The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954

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Character: Lt. Peter Stirling / Bosun's Mate Slicker Donovan

Francis in the Navy 1955

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Himself / Host

Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody 1962

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Character: Harvey Granson

That Funny Feeling 1965

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Character: Himself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Singin' in the Rain'

That's Entertainment! 1974

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Adapted Score

The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974

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Character: Himself - Performer: 'Dancin' on the Silver Screen'

The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980

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Character: Evelyn's Dance Instructor

Ragtime 1981

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Character: Jonathan Devereaux

Out to Sea 1997

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Character: Kenneth Zevo

Toys 1992

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Character: The Lory Bird

Alice in Wonderland 1985

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Original Score

The 37th Annual Tony Awards 1983

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Character: Joseph Renfield

Tales from the Crypt 1989

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Character: Clarence Millard

Columbo 1971

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Character: Himself

The Judy Garland Show 1963

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Character: Himself - Host

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself

Pontiac Star Parade 1959

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Charlie Pineapple

The Jackie Gleason Show 1966

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Character: Himself - Host

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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Character: Himself

Night of 100 Stars II 1985

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Character: Himself

The Big Show 1980

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Character: Himself

ABC Late Night 1973

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score and Best Original Song

The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986

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Character: Actor 'Singin' in the Rain'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Francis Joins the Navy

The Big Fix 1978

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Directing

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Writing

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