Elinor Donahue

Mary Eleanor "Elinor" Donahue (born April 19, 1937) is an American actress. The naturally red-headed Donahue played Robert Young's eldest/popular daughter, Betty Anderson, on the 1950s sitcom, Father Knows Best. She was married for nearly 30 years to producer Harry Ackerman, whom she met on the set of that series. ... more on Wikipedia

Elinor Donahue Filmography

tv movie 2004 The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards as Herself
movie 2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement as Lady Palimore
tv movie 2003 The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry as Elinore 'Ellie' Walker
tv movie 2001 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within as Rebecca Quinn Dickinson
tv movie 1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story as Mrs. Lebowitz
movie 1996 Dear God as Herself
tv movie 1995 The Invaders as Norma Winters
movie 1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare as Orphanage Woman
movie 1990 Pretty Woman as Bridget
tv series 1989 Generations as Sylvia Furth
tv movie 1984 No Earthly Reason as Mrs. Morrison
tv movie 1984 The 36th Annual Emmy Awards as Herself - Presenter: Best Comedy Series
tv series 1984 Santa Barbara as Dr. Anderson
movie 1983 Going Berserk as Margaret Anderson
tv movie 1983 High School U.S.A. as Mrs. Franklin
tv movie 1983 Just an Overnight Guest as Social Worker
tv movie 1981 The Grady Nutt Show as Ellie Williams
tv movie 1980 Condominium as Audrey Ames
tv series 1979 Doctors' Private Lives as Mona Welk
tv series 1979 Please Stand By as Carol Lambert
tv movie 1978 Doctors' Private Lives as Mona Wise
tv movie 1978 No Margin for Error
tv movie 1977 Battle of the Network Stars III as Herself - NBC Team Captain
tv movie 1977 Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas as Betty Anderson
tv movie 1977 Good Old Days as Herself
tv movie 1977 The Father Knows Best Reunion as Betty Anderson
tv movie 1974 If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever? as Alice Bennett
tv movie 1972 Gidget Gets Married as Medley Blaine
tv movie 1969 In Name Only as Esther Garrity
tv series 1965 Days of Our Lives as Kate Honeycutt
movie 1959 Girls Town as Mary Lee Morgan
movie 1959 Imitation of Life as Friend of lana turner's character
movie 1953 Sweethearts on Parade as Student
movie 1952 Love Is Better Than Ever as Pattie Marie Levoy
movie 1951 Her First Romance as Lucille Stewart
movie 1950 My Blue Heaven as Mary - Bratty Autograph Seeker
movie 1950 Singing Guns as Mike Murphy's Kid
movie 1950 Tea for Two as Lynne Smith
movie 1950 The Happy Years as Connie Brown
movie 1949 An Old-Fashioned Girl as Maud Shaw
movie 1948 Arkansas Swing as Toni MacGregor
movie 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel as Cynthia
movie 1948 Three Daring Daughters as Alix Morgan
movie 1947 The Unfinished Dance as Josie
movie 1947 Winter Wonderland as Betty Wheeler
movie 1946 Little Miss Big
movie 1944 And Now Tomorrow as Janice - Age 4
movie 1944 Bowery to Broadway as Young Bessie Jo
movie 1943 Honeymoon Lodge as Janie Thomas
movie 1943 Mister Big as Muggsy
movie 1942 Girls' Town as Bit Role

Elinor Donahue on Youtube


From "Father Knows Best." She actually started tap dancing as a child from the influence of her big sister. Unfortunately, the looped taps sound really phony...


Clip from thre Odd Couple TV series that shows Elinor Donahue, best known for Father Knows Best, is a sexy knockout in hot pants and go-go boots.


Starring Mamie Van Doren, Mel Tormé, Ray Anthony, Margaret Hayes, Paul Anka, Cathy Crosby, Gigi Perreau, Elinor Donahue, Gloria Talbott, Sheilah Graham, ...


ELINOR knew my friend MAGGS & agreed to be on the show. For me it was HUGE to have someone I'd watched EVERY EPISODE of an iconic show sitting next ...