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Ted Donaldson Overview:

Actor, Ted Donaldson, was born on Aug 20, 1933 in New York City, NY. As of December 2016, Ted Donaldson was 83 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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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).

A marvel at dialects for one of such a young age, he won the Critics Award in 1944 for Once Upon a Time (1944).

Was working at a bookshop in the late 70s.

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