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Cathy O'Donnell (I) (1923–1970)

She was in Alabama until age 12, Ann Steely attended high school and college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then worked as a stenographer to finance a trip to Hollywood, where fortune favored her with a contract at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer under Samuel Goldwyn. Recognizing her talent and appeal through a thick Southern accent, Goldwyn arranged rigorous ... See full bio »

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 1959 Ben-Hur
 1958 My World Dies Screaming
Sheila Wayne Tierney (as Kathy O'Donnell)
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Early Christian Woman
 1955 Mad at the World
Anne Bennett
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Barbara Waggoman
 1954 Loves of Three Queens
Enone (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
 1954 Eight O'Clock Walk
Jill Manning
 1952 The Woman's Angle
Nina Van Rhyne
 1951 Never Trust a Gambler
Virginia Merrill
 1945 Wonder Man
Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
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(5/19/47) Radio: Appeared in a "Screen Guild Theater" broadcast of "The Best Years of Our Lives". See more »

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Her chief leisure pursuit was writing poetry. See more »

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