Cathy O'Donnell (I) (1923–1970)


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Born and raised in Alabama as Ann Steely, O'Donnell attended high school and college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then worked as a stenographer to finance a trip to Hollywood, where she was spotted by a talent scout, leading to her being signed to a contract by producer Samuel Goldwyn. Recognizing her talent and appeal through a thick Southern ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1946)
(1948)
Ben-Hur Tirzah
(1959)
Bury Me Dead 'Rusty' Carlin
(1947)

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 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sarah Knowlton
- The Lila Conrad Story (1964) ... Sarah Knowlton
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Angel
- Angel (1961) ... Angel
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Norma Brooks
- The Case of the Fickle Fortune (1961) ... Norma Brooks
 1960 The Rebel (TV Series)
Felicity Bowman / Prudence Gant
- The Hope Chest (1960) ... Felicity Bowman
- You Steal My Eyes (1960) ... Prudence Gant
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Amy
- Quiet After the Storm (1960) ... Amy
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
Laurie Dolan
- The Trap (1960) ... Laurie Dolan
 1959 Ben-Hur
Tirzah
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Accused (1959)
 1958 My World Dies Screaming
Sheila Wayne (as Kathy O'Donnell)
 1958 Target (TV Series)
- Fateful Decision (1958)
 1958 The Californians (TV Series)
Grace Adams
- Skeleton in the Closet (1958) ... Grace Adams
 1958 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Jennie Parsons
- Sundown at Bitter Creek (1958) ... Jennie Parsons
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Early Christian Woman
 1957 The Deerslayer
Judith Hutter
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Velna
- Greybeards and Witches (1956) ... Velna
 1955 The Man from Laramie
Barbara Waggoman
 1955 Mad at the World
Anne Bennett
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Mona Herbert
- Flight 951 (1955) ... Mona Herbert
 1955 The Best of Broadway (TV Series)
Amy Fisher
- The Show-Off (1955) ... Amy Fisher
 1954 Loves of Three Queens
Enone (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
 1954 Eight O'Clock Walk
Jill Manning
 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
- Up for Parole (1954)
 1952-1954 Orient Express (TV Series)
Francine Gilman
- The Human Bond (1954)
- The 13th Spy (1952) ... Francine Gilman
 1952 The Woman's Angle
Nina Van Rhyne
 1951 Detective Story
Susan Carmichael
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- To See Ourselves (1951)
 1951 Never Trust a Gambler
Virginia Merrill
 1950 The Miniver Story
Judy Miniver
 1950 Side Street
Ellen Norson
 1948 They Live by Night
Keechie
 1948 The Amazing Mr. X
Janet Burke
 1947 Bury Me Dead
'Rusty' Carlin
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Wilma Cameron
 1945 Wonder Man
Pelican Club Patron (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Colette's play, "Gigi," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kathy O'Donnell

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Robert Wyler  (her death)
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Trivia:

In 1947, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" on behalf of Fredric March, who was not present at the awards ceremony. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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