In 1961, she co-starred an unsold pilot for a comedy/adventure series called "The Daring Deeds of Johnny Dru". The plot revolved around daydreams of a Walter Mitty-like protagonist who, in this case, was a child.
Jean Marie Donnell | Miss Jeff Donnell
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I wasn't the pretty type and I certainly wasn't glamorous, so, I always felt fortunate to be acting. My first concern was for my family, so I never developed a driving ambition. I consider myself a very lucky person.
Had a key role in the critically lauded film Sweet Smell of Success
(1957) as Tony Curtis
' secretary, but her role was cut extensively, including a big romantic scene with Curtis that might have reignited her movie career.