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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.

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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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, Making Us Laugh

By KC on Nov 21, 2009 From Classic Movies

Hey Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I appreciate your love for 's Make 'Em Laugh from Singin' In the Rain (1952). The great pleasure you took in performing it was the best part of your version on SNL, but I needed to watch this right after: Ah, much better.... Read full article


Remembering

By Caftan Woman on Aug 29, 2008 From Caftan Woman

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:

Cosmo Brown: Short people have long faces, and long people have short faces. Big people have little humor, and little people have no humor at all.


Cosmo Brown: The price of fame. You've got the glory, you gotta take the little heartaches that go with it. Now look at me: I've got no fame, I've got no glory, I've got no big mansions, I've got no money! But I've got - what have I got?
Don Lockwood: I don't know, what have you got?
Cosmo Brown: I gotta get out of here.


[Don's about to start shooting a new movie]
Cosmo Brown: What's this one about?
Don Lockwood: It's a French revolution story...
Cosmo Brown: Don't tell me. You're a French aristocrat, she's a simple girl of the people, and she won't even give you a tumbrel. Hah!


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Donald O'Connor Facts
Hospitalized with pneumonia [31 January 1999]

Danced with Beverly Yissar (nee Scherrer) when she was 5 or 6; he, 10 or 11.

From a vaudeville family act, his father John Edward "Chuck" O'Connor" was an acrobat with Ringling Brothers-Barnum and Baily Circus as a "leaper." His mother was a circus bareback rider and dancer named Effie. One of seven children, three died in infancy, but the rest were incorporated into show business. His mother kept the family going with extended family members despite many deaths (including her husband) until 1941.

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