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Legendary actor, Donald O'Connor, was born Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor on Aug 28, 1925 in Chicago, IL. O'Connor died at the age of 78 on Sep 27, 2003 in Calabasas, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television. Donald O'Connor's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #103 on Feb 25, 1953. O'Connor was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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1925 - 2003I have been reminded that we missed the opportunity to recall upon his August 28th birthday. Shame on us. I do hope that that doesn't mean that we have been neglecting to make room in the entertainment portions of our busy lives for the wonderfully talented, warm-hearted g... Read full article

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Donald O'Connor Quotes:

Pete Monahan: Did you kids have a good time at the beach today?
Patsy Monahan: Oh, sure. I enjoy an occasional dip in the common pleasures of the proletariat.
Jimmy Monahan: If you knew what those words meant and could spell 'em, you'd be almost literate.

Harvey Granson: Call the police, Tom, she's after my paintings.
Tom Milford: I'll be personally responsible for the paintings.
Harvey Granson: Somebody just stole your apartment, your name and you're going to be responsible for my paint... Call the police!

Cosmo Brown: Why bother to shoot this film? Why not release the old one under a new title? You've seen one, you've seen them all.
Don Lockwood: Hey, what'd you say that for?
Cosmo Brown: What's the matter?
Don Lockwood: That's what that Kathy Selden said to me that night.
Cosmo Brown: That's three weeks ago, you still thinking about that?
Don Lockwood: I can't get her out of my mind.
Cosmo Brown: How could you - she's the first dame who hasn't fallen for your line since you were four.

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 403-405. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

Father of Donna Gwen O'Connor (b. August 10, 1946), Alicia O'Connor (b. September 20, 1957), Donald Frederick O'Connor (b. 1960), and Kevin O'Connor (b. 1961).

Hospitalized with pneumonia [31 January 1999]

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