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Donnie Dunagan

Born in Depression-era Texas, Donnie Dunagan moved with his parents to Memphis as a young child. There, as a three-year-old, he was taught to tap dance by a neighbor and entered in a talent contest at the Orpheum Theatre. Donnie won the $100 prize and caught the attention of a movie talent scout in the audience, who arranged for the family to come... See full bio »

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Son of Frankenstein Peter von Frankenstein
Mother Carey's Chickens
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 1942 Bambi
Young Bambi (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Meet the Chump
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1940 Vigil in the Night
Tommy (uncredited)
 1939 Tower of London
Baby Prince
 1939 The Forgotten Woman
Terry Kennedy Jr.
 1939 Son of Frankenstein
Peter von Frankenstein
 1938 Mother Carey's Chickens
Peter Carey
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 1939 Son of Frankenstein (performer: "Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main" - uncredited)
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 2011 Among the Rugged Peaks (Documentary short)
 2011 The View (TV Series)
- Episode dated 4 March 2011 (2011) ... Himself
 2010 A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself / Peter von Frankenstein
- Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood (2010) ... Himself / Peter von Frankenstein
 1994 The Making of 'Bambi' (Video documentary)
 1985 Lugosi: The Forgotten King (TV Movie documentary)
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 2011 Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series documentary)
Peter von Frankenstein
- Son of Frankenstein (2011) ... Peter von Frankenstein
 1966 The Son of Frankenstein (Short)
Peter von Frankenstein

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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[on the death scene in 'Bambi'] That was the only thing that bothered me - nobody told me when I recorded the line 'Mother! Mother!' what it was about. But back then, there was a war going on, and a lot of children's mothers were dying. I think it was very, very smart to have it happen off-camera. See more »


San Angelo, TX USA: Retired Maj, USMC, but Dunagan has kept up a hectic schedule by doing interviews on the ABC morning show "The View," in addition to the British Broadcasting Corp. in London, Disney Studios, NBC-TV in Chicago and CBS-TV in Houston, among others due to the recent Blu-Ray release of Bambi. See more »

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