Ted Donaldson Overview:

Actor, Ted Donaldson, was born on Aug 20, 1933 in New York City, NY. As of December 2021, Ted Donaldson was 88 years old.

MINI TRIBUTE:

Child actor Ted Donaldson made his screen debut in 1944, at age 11, opposite Cary Grant in the wonderful fantasy film, Once Upon a Time, about a boy, his dancing caterpillar Curly, and a conniving showman (yes, that would be Cary Grant) who would do anything to achieve fame and fortune.  Over the course of Donaldson's 9-year film career (1944-1953), he appeared in 20 films and shorts including A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (as Neeley Nolan) and eight 'Rusty' the dog films (as Danny Mitchell).

Ted Donaldson also played Bud (the son of Robert Young's character) in the radio version of Father Knows Best (1949-1954). Other cast members included Robert Young (as Jim), June Whitley Taylor (as Margaret), Rhoda Williams (as Betty) and Norma Jean Nilsson (as Kathy). 

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

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BlogHub Articles:

Exclusive Interview with – who starred in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Once Upon a Time and more

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 20, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Exclusive Interview with about his career, special memories of Cary Grant, Harry Cohn, Elia Kazan and more… I?m so excited to say that I was able to sit down with for an exclusive video interview! I met Ted in 2018 at the TCM Film Festival and had such a lovely a... Read full article


Mini Tribute: Child Actor

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 20, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born August 20, 1933, Child Actor ! Child actor made his screen debut in 1944, at age 11, opposite Cary Grant in the wonderful fantasy film, Once Upon a Time, about a boy, his dancing caterpillar Curly, and a conniving showman (yes, that would be Cary Grant) who would do a... Read full article


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Ted Donaldson Quotes:

Francie Nolan: Neeley ...
Neeley Nolan: Uh-huh?
Francie Nolan: Am I good-looking?
Neeley Nolan: Aw, what's eatin' ya?
Francie Nolan: No, honest, Neeley, I wanna know.
Neeley Nolan: [after considering her for a few moments] You'll pass.
Francie Nolan: You're sweet, Neeley.
Neeley Nolan: Aw, cut the mush.


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Ted Donaldson Facts
Interviewed in "Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Classic Film and Television" by Tom Goldrup and Jim Goldrup (McFarland, 2002).

Was working at a bookshop in the late 70s.

Pudgy-faced, reddish-haired, semi-popular child star during the WWII era, on radio at the age of 4.

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