Elinor Donahue

Quick Facts

Age: 85 years 0 months
Birth Date: April 19, 1937
Horoscope (Sunshine): Aries
Full Name: Elinor Donahue
Birth Place: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Net Worth: $3 million
Salary: NA
Height / How tall : 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m)
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American
Profession: Actress
Father’s Name: Thomas William Donahue
Mother’s Name: Doris Genevieve Donahue
Education: Long’s Private School
Weight: 52 Kg
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Brown

The role of Betty Anderson in the American sitcom “Father Knows Best” made Elinor Donahue a well-known American actress.

What is the net worth of Elinor Donahue?

Sources from 2022 claim that Elinor Donahue has a net worth of about $3 million. She has a sizable income thanks to her professional employment.

When was Elinor Donahue born?

On April 19, 1937, Donahue was born in Tacoma, Washington. Thomas William and Doris Genevieve Donahue gave birth to Elinor (mother). She might be the lone child of her parents. At the age of two, she debuted on the radio, and three years later, Universal Studios contracted her as a dancer and singer.

Donahue in 1960. (Source: Wikipedia)

Elinor is a citizen of the United States and is of Caucasian descent. She started taking ballet classes at Long’s Private School.

What are the height and weight of Elinor Donahue?

Elinor Donahue is 52 kilograms and 5 feet 4 inches tall. Elinor has brown eyes and grey hair. She is 34-23-31 inches in height.

Who is the husband of Elinor Donahue?

Elinor wed Richard Smith in 1955, but the two later got divorced. She then wed television producer Harry Ackerman in 1962, giving birth to four sons: Brian, Peter, James, and Chris. Her husband Harry passed away in 1991. After her second husband passed away in 1992, she was married to Lou Genevrino. Since then, the couple has been living together peacefully.

Donahue with her husband. (Photo: Married Biography)

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When she was just five years old, Elinor started her career as a member of a dance chorus. She performed in vaudeville while she was still a teenager. Since then, she made significant television appearances. She made her acting debut in the film “Master Big” in 1943. She has acted in a number of movies, such as “The Happy Years,” “My Blue Heaven,” “Love Is Better Than Ever,” and many others.

In numerous more movies, like “Pretty Woman,” “Girls Town,” “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” and others, she played Lady Palmore. She also had recurring roles on several TV shows, including “The Andy Griffith Show” in 1965, “The Odd Couple,” “Get a Life,” “Shake,” and many others.