Elinor Donahue

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Mary Eleanor Donahue (born April 19, 1937), best known as Elinor Donahue, is an American actress. She played Robert Young and Jane Wyatt's elder daughter and eldest child, Betty Anderson, on Father Knows Best, a 1950s sitcom.

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Filmography

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Selected Elinor Donahue film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2004
Lady Palimore

2003
Cold Case (2003) (TV Show)
Esther 'Legs' Davis - 2005

2001
Rebecca Quinn Dickinson

1999
Mrs. Lebowitz

1995
The Invaders (1995) (TV Movie)
Norma Winters

1994
Ellen (1994) (TV Show)
Delores Warwell

1994
Friends (1994) (TV Show)
Aunt Lillian

1993
Biker Mice from Mars (1993) (TV Show)
Munsterella

1993
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) (TV Show)
Rebecca Quinn

1992
Eek! the Cat (1992) (TV Show)
Mom

1991
Orphanage Woman

1991
Herman's Head (1991) (TV Show)
Mrs. Fitzer

1991
The Legend of Prince Valiant (1991) (TV Show)
Queen Eleanora

1990
Pretty Woman (1990)
Bridget

1990
Get a Life (1990) (TV Show)
Gladys Peterson

1989
Coach (1989) (TV Show)
Lorraine

1989
Generations (1989) (TV Show)
Sylvia Furth

1987
Susan Baxter

1985
The Golden Girls (1985) (TV Show)
Katherine

1984
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984) (TV Show)
Laura Donovan, Mrs. Parsons

1984
Murder, She Wrote (1984) (TV Show)
Connie Lewis

1984
Riptide (1984) (TV Show)
Elaine Warwick

1984
Santa Barbara (1984) (TV Show)
Dr. Anderson

1984
No Earthly Reason (TV Movie)
Mrs. Morrison

1983
Going Berserk (1983)
Margaret Anderson

1983
High School U.S.A. (1983) (TV Movie)
Mrs. Franklin

1983
Hotel (1983) (TV Show)
Louise

1983
Just an Overnight Guest (TV Movie)
Social Worker

1982
Newhart (1982) (TV Show)
Irma

1981
The Grady Nutt Show (TV Movie)
Ellie Williams

1980
Condominium (1980) (TV Movie)
Audrey Ames

1979
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) (TV Show)
Federal Agent

1979
Doctors' Private Lives (TV Show)
Mona Welk

1979
Please Stand By (TV Show)
Carol Lambert

1978
Diff'rent Strokes (1978) (TV Show)
Diane Sloane

1978
Mork & Mindy (1978) (TV Show)
Dr. Joni Lincoln

1978
Doctors' Private Lives (TV Movie)
Mona Wise

1978
No Margin for Error (1978) (TV Movie)
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1977
Betty Anderson

1977
Fantasy Island (1977) (TV Show)
Blanche Barrens, Madge Nolan, Mrs. Marson

1977
Mulligan's Stew (1977) (TV Show)
Jane Mulligan

1977
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Show)
Betty Anderson, Andrea Hammond, Mrs. van Buren

1977
The Father Knows Best Reunion (1977) (TV Movie)
Betty Anderson

1976
The Feather and Father Gang (1976) (TV Show)
Julie

1975
One Day at a Time (1975) (TV Show)
Felicia

1975
S.W.A.T. (1975) (TV Show)
Marjorie Kemp

1974
Happy Days (1974) (TV Show)
Mrs. Broderick

1974
Petrocelli (1974) (TV Show)
Joan Hiller

1974
Police Woman (1974) (TV Show)
Ellie Tarlow

1974
Alice Bennett

1973
Barnaby Jones (1973) (TV Show)
Judy Corbett

1973
Police Story (1973) (TV Show)
Joan Anderson, Camille Tackleberry

1973
The Young and the Restless (1973) (TV Show)
Judge Marie Anderson, Judge Anderson

1972
Gidget Gets Married (1972) (TV Movie)
Medley Blaine

1972
The Rookies (1972) (TV Show)
Amanda

1970
The Odd Couple (1970) (TV Show)
Miriam, Miriam Welby

1969
In Name Only (TV Movie)
Esther Garrity

1967
The Flying Nun (1967) (TV Show)
Dr. Jennifer Ethrington, Jennifer

1966
Occasional Wife (1966) (TV Show)
Linda Sue

1966
Star Trek (1966) (TV Show)
Nancy Hedford

1965
A Man Called Shenandoah (1965) (TV Show)
Julie Wade

1965
Days of Our Lives (1965) (TV Show)
Kate Honeycutt

1964
Many Happy Returns (1964) (TV Show)
Joan Randall

1963
Redigo (1963) (TV Show)
Joanie-Mae Kilpatrick

1962
The Eleventh Hour (1962) (TV Show)
Melanie

1962
The Virginian (1962) (TV Show)
Carole Cole

1961
Dr. Kildare (1961) (TV Show)
Sharon Calloway

1960
Insight (1960) (TV Show)
Margaret Drill

1960
The Andy Griffith Show (1960) (TV Show)
Ellie Walker

1960
The Brothers Brannagan (1960) (TV Show)
Kate Warren

1959
Girls Town (1959)
Mary Lee Morgan

1959
Friend of lana turner's character

1959
Dennis the Menace (1959) (TV Show)
Georgiana Balanger

1958
77 Sunset Strip (1958) (TV Show)
Laura Holt

1958
U.S. Marshal (1958) (TV Show)
Martha Watson

1957
Goodyear Theatre (1957) (TV Show)
Connie Peters

1957
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) (TV Show)
Letty Mae Stinchcomb

1955
Crossroads (1955) (TV Show)
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1954
Father Knows Best (1954) (TV Show)
Betty, Donna Stuart

1953
G.E. True Theater (1953) (TV Show)
Carol Madsen

1953
The Loretta Young Show (1953) (TV Show)
Janey, Debbie Waring

1953
The United States Steel Hour (1953) (TV Show)
Fran Crowell

1953
Student

1953
Where's Raymond? (1953) (TV Show)
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1952
Pattie Marie Levoy

1952
The Ford Television Theatre (1952) (TV Show)
Katherine

1951
Schlitz Playhouse (1951) (TV Show)
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1951
Lucille Stewart

1950
Mary - Bratty Autograph Seeker

1950
Singing Guns (1950)
Mike Murphy's Kid

1950
Tea for Two (1950)
Lynne Smith

1950
Connie Brown

1950
Lux Video Theatre (1950) (TV Show)
Helen Richards

1950
Emily Vanderlip Foster

1949
An Old-Fashioned Girl
Maud Shaw

1948
Cynthia

1948
Alix Morgan

1948
Arkansas Swing
Toni MacGregor

1947
Josie

1947
Betty Wheeler

1946
Little Miss Big
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1944
Janice - Age 4

1944
Bowery to Broadway
Young Bessie Jo

1943
Mister Big (1943)
Muggsy

1943
Honeymoon Lodge
Janie Thomas

1942
Girls' Town
Bit Role

Soundtrack Credits

1990
Get a Life (1990) (TV Show)
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1960
The Andy Griffith Show (1960) (TV Show)
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1954
Father Knows Best (1954) (TV Show)
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1948
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  • Elinor Donahue - American T-Vue Time Magazine [United States] (6 December 1959)
  • Elinor Donahue - TV Week Magazine [United States] (4 February 1961)
  • Elinor Donahue - TV Week Magazine [United States] (19 July 1987)
  • Elinor Donahue - TV Week Magazine [United States] (23 October 1977)
  • Elinor Donahue - TV Guide Magazine [United States] (9 January 1960)

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