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Donald O'Connor is a Actor American born on 28 august 1925 at Chicago (USA)

Donald O'Connor

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Birth name Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor
Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 1925 at Chicago (USA)
Death 27 september 2003 (at 78 years) at Calabasas (USA)

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 Cosmo Brown in Singin' in the Rain (1952).


O'Connor was married twice and had four children. His first marriage was in 1944 to Gwendolyn Carter, with whom he had a daughter, Donna. The couple divorced in 1954. He married for a second time, to Gloria Noble, in 1956. Together they had three children; Alicia, Donald Frederick and Kevin. O'Connor and Noble remained married until his death in 2003.

Usually with

Peggy Ryan
Peggy Ryan
(12 films)
Oscar Brodney
Oscar Brodney
(10 films)
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
(7 films)
Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Donald O'Connor (61 films)

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Out to Sea
Out to Sea (1997)
, 1h42
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Rue McClanahan, Dyan Cannon, Brent Spiner, Elaine Stritch
Roles Jonathan Devereaux
Rating60% 3.0491553.0491553.0491553.0491553.049155
Compulsive gambler Charlie Gordon, hiding out from his various bookies and loan sharks, cons his close friend and brother-in-law, widower Herb Sullivan, whose recently deceased wife, Susie Gordon-Sullivan, was Charlie's sister, into an all expenses-paid luxury Holland America cruise. The catch, which Charlie does not reveal to Herb until the ship has left port, is that they are required to work as dance hosts and must sleep in a cramped cabin in the bowels of the ship.
Toys (1992)
, 1h58
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Robot films
Actors Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J, Donald O'Connor
Roles Kenneth Zevo
Rating51% 2.551372.551372.551372.551372.55137
Kenneth Zevo (Donald O'Connor), the owner of the Zevo Toy factory in Moscow, Idaho, is dying. He tells his assistant Owen Owens (Arthur Malet) of his desire for the factory to be given to his brother, Lt. Gen. Leland Zevo (Michael Gambon) instead of his son Leslie Zevo (Robin Williams). Even Leland Zevo is unsure of this, pointing out how Leslie has been apprenticed at the toy factory most of his life. Kenneth agrees Leslie loves toys and his work, but his childlike demeanor would not help him to be a successful business leader. Kenneth had even gone to lengths to hire Gwen Tyler (Robin Wright) as a factory worker, believing Leslie would become attracted to her and she would help him to mature.
Alice in Wonderland, 3h7
Directed by Harry Harris
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films
Actors Natalie Gregory, Red Buttons, Anthony Newley, Sheila Mathews Allen, Jayne Meadows, Carol Channing
Roles The Lory Bird
Rating73% 3.695193.695193.695193.695193.69519
The first part opens with Alice (Natalie Gregory) helping Mother (Sheilla Allen) set the table for tea time. Although thankful for her daughter's help, Mother tells Alice that she is still not grown-up enough to join the adults at tea. Alice goes outside to see her sister (played by Gregory's real-life older sister Sharee Gregory), but gets bored of reading a book with no pictures. Her sister tells her that she will understand when she grows up, but Alice thinks she is already grown up (after all, she's seven and a half).
Directed by Alfred Sole
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Eileen Brennan, Phil Hartman, Judge Reinhold, Carol Kane, Paul Reubens, Candice Azzara
Roles Glenn's Dad
Rating53% 2.6557852.6557852.6557852.6557852.655785
Somebody is killing cheerleaders at a camp, and a Royal Canadian Mountie named Cooper tries to solve the case.
Ragtime (1981)
, 2h35
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Politique
Actors James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan, Howard Rollins
Roles Evelyn's Dance Instructor
Rating72% 3.648773.648773.648773.648773.64877
The film begins with a newsreel montage, depicting celebrities of the turn of the 20th century such as Harry Houdini, Theodore Roosevelt, and the architect Stanford White (Norman Mailer), as well as life in New York. The newsreel is accompanied by ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker, Jr. (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.). The millionaire industrialist Harry Kendall Thaw (Robert Joy), who makes a scene when White's latest creation, a nude statue on the roof of Madison Square Garden, is unveiled. The model for the statue is Evelyn Nesbit (Elizabeth McGovern), a former chorus girl who is now Thaw's wife. Thaw becomes convinced White has corrupted Evelyn and humiliated him, and publicly shoots White, killing him.
The Big Fix, 1h48
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Anspach, Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow, Ofelia Medina, Ron Rifkin
Roles Francis Joins the Navy
Rating63% 3.198683.198683.198683.198683.19868
A former 1960s student activist turned private detective searches for a missing Berkeley activist with whom he shared "the barricades."
That Funny Feeling, 1h33
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O'Connor, Leo G. Carroll, Nita Talbot, Larry Storch
Roles Harvey Granson
Rating67% 3.395633.395633.395633.395633.39563
Joan Howell intends to be an actress, but for now she's working as a maid. Three different times, she accidentally bumps into Tom Milford, a successful publishing executive, who then asks her for a date.
The Wonders of Aladdin, 1h40
Directed by Henry Levin, Mario Bava
Origin Italie
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy
Actors Donald O'Connor, Vittorio De Sica, Noëlle Adam, Aldo Fabrizi, Michèle Mercier, Terence Hill
Roles Aladdin
Rating57% 2.8645252.8645252.8645252.8645252.864525
Aladin, un jeune homme particulièrement benêt, vit à Bagdad avec sa mère. Pauvre, il ne rêve que de grandeur et de faste, ne voyant même pas que la belle Djalma est amoureuse de lui. En voulant rendre au marché une vieille lampe, il en profite pour chaparder. Découvert, il doit fuir les commerçants tous assemblés pour le poursuivre . Après une fuite effrénée, il est coincé dans un réduit. Involontairement, il active la lampe et délivre le génie ! Voici Aladin parti pour autant d'aventures où se mêlent le courage et le burlesque contre l'infâme vizir!
Cry for Happy, 1h50
Directed by George Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Glenn Ford, Donald O'Connor, James Shigeta, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Howard St. John
Roles Murray Prince
Rating62% 3.1028253.1028253.1028253.1028253.102825
During the Korean War, Andy Cyphers (Glenn Ford), a Navy photographer and his three-man team occupy a Tokyo geisha house, though it is off-limits and four girls are living there.
Anything Goes, 1h46
Directed by Robert Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Phil Harris, Kurt Kasznar, Richard Erdman
Roles Ted Adams
Rating62% 3.100613.100613.100613.100613.10061
Showbiz partners Bill Benson and Ted Adams each travel to Paris to sign a dancer to star in their new show. The problem? There is only one role, and the men have unknowingly cast two dancers, Patsy Blair and Gaby Duval. It is up to the men to sort out their mess on the cruise back to America.