Elinor Donahue Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: April 19, 1937 in Tacoma, Washington
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Elinor Donahue (born in 1937) is best known for her role as older daughter Betty "Princess" Anderson on the TV sitcom, Father Knows Best. The popular series, which also starred Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray and Lauren Chapin, aired on CBS from 1954-1955 and 1958-1962 and on NBC from 1955-1958. Donahue has also been a regular on a number of other TV series and miniseries, including The Andy Griffith Show, Many Happy Returns, The Odd Couple, Mulligan's Stew, Please Stand By, Doctors' Private Lives, The New Adventures of Beans Baxter and Get a Life. She has also appeared on TV soaps, including Days of Our Lives and Santa Barbara, and guested on such shows as The Flying Nun, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Hotel, Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, Coach, Friends and Ellen. Donahue, who was married to Columbia TV executive Harry Ackerman from 1961 until his death in 1991, also made several made-for-TV movies and appeared in a number of feature films, including Winter Wonderland (1947), Tea for Two (1950), Girls Town (1959), Going Beserk (1983) and Pretty Woman (1990).
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1981 Mork & Mindy (Performer), 1978 No Margin for Error (Performer), 1977 Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas (Performer), 1977 Mulligan's Stew (Performer), 1976 S.W.A.T. (Performer), 1974 The Rookies (Performer), 1974 If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever (Performer), 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (Performer), 1964-1965 Many Happy Returns (Performer), 1964 The Eleventh Hour (Performer), 1963 Dr. Kildare (Performer), 1960-1961 The Andy Griffith Show (Performer), 1960 The Brothers Brannagan (Performer), 1960 Dennis the Menace (Performer), 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (Performer), 1954 Where's Raymond (Performer), 1953 Sweethearts on Parade (Performer), 1948 Arkansas Swing (Performer), 1947 Winter Wonderland (Performer), 1944 Bowery to Broadway (Performer), 1962 Here's Hollywood (in person), 2010-2011 The Young and the Restless (Performer), 1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (Performer), 1996 Ellen (Performer), 1988 Newhart (Performer), 1983 Hotel (Performer), 1982 The Dukes of Hazzard (Performer), 1993 Coach (Performer), 1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (Performer), 1990 Pretty Woman (Performer), 1983 Going Berserk (Performer), 1981 One Day at a Time (Performer), 1979 Diff'rent Strokes (Performer), 1968-1970 The Flying Nun (Performer), 1967 Occasional Wife (Performer), 1958 U.S. Marshal (Performer), 1956 Crossroads (Performer), 1956 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (Performer), 1955 The Loretta Young Show (Performer), 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (Performer), 1947 The Unfinished Dance (Performer), 2005 TV Land's Top Ten (in person), 1996 Dear God (in person), 1977 Battle of the Network Stars III (in person), 1955 Lux Video Theatre (Performer), 1960 Father Knows Best (Sound), 1960 Father Knows Best (Other), 1984 Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (in person), 2003 The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry (Other), 1990 Get a Life (Sound), 1965-1985 Days of Our Lives (Performer), 1961 General Electric Theater (Performer), 2005 Cold Case (Performer), 2001 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within (Performer), 1992-1993 Eek! the Cat (Performer), 1993 Biker Mice from Mars (Performer), 1990-1992 Get a Life (Performer), 1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (Performer), 1990 Murder, She Wrote (Performer), 1989 The Golden Girls (Performer), 1979-1987 The Love Boat (Performer), 1984 Happy Days (Performer), 1983 Just an Overnight Guest (Performer), 1980-1981 Fantasy Island (Performer), 1981 The Grady Nutt Show (Performer), 1977-1978 Police Story (Performer), 1978 Doctors' Private Lives (Performer), 1977 Insight (Performer), 1974 Police Woman (Performer), 1972 Gidget Gets Married (Performer), 1969 In Name Only (Performer), 1967 Star Trek (Performer), 1963 The Virginian (Performer), 1963 Redigo (Performer), 1961-1963 The United States Steel Hour (Performer), 1963 Have Gun - Will Travel (Performer), 1963 77 Sunset Strip (Performer), 1954-1960 Father Knows Best (Performer), 1960 Goodyear Theatre (Performer), 1950 My Blue Heaven (Performer), 1950 Tea for Two (Performer), 1950 Singing Guns (Performer), 1948 Three Daring Daughters (Performer), 1944 And Now Tomorrow (Performer), 1943 Mister Big (Performer), 2010 Entertainment Tonight (in person), 2004 The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards (in person), 2000 E! True Hollywood Story (in person), 1977 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1992 Get a Life (Other), 2011 Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War (Other), 1960 The Andy Griffith Show (Sound), 1995-1997 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Other), 2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (Performer), 1993-1997 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Performer), 1995 The Invaders (Performer), 1994 Friends (Performer), 1992 Herman's Head (Performer), 1984-1988 CBS Schoolbreak Special (Performer), 1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (Performer), 1986 Riptide (Performer), 1984 No Earthly Reason (Performer), 1983 High School U.S.A. (Performer), 1980 Condominium (Performer), 1980 Barnaby Jones (Performer), 1977 The Father Knows Best Reunion (Performer), 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (Performer), 1975 Petrocelli (Performer), 1972-1975 The Odd Couple (Performer), 1959 Girls Town (Performer), 1959 Imitation of Life (Performer), 1952 Love Is Better Than Ever (Performer), 1951 Her First Romance (Performer), 1950 The Happy Years (Performer), 1949 An Old-Fashioned Girl (Performer), 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel (Performer), 1946 Little Miss Big (Performer), 1943 Honeymoon Lodge (Performer), 1942 Girls' Town (Performer), 1985 Our Time (in person), 1984 The 36th Annual Emmy Awards (in person), 1980 CHiPs (in person), 1977 Good Old Days (in person)

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