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Donald O'Connor

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Birth Name: Donald O'Connor
Born: 08/28/1925
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death Place: Woodland Hills, California, USA
Died: 09/27/2003

Donald David Dixon O'Connor was born into a show business family on Aug. 28, 1925 in Chicago, IL. His parents were vaudeville stars with thriving careers, but not long after their son's birth, the family suffered a pair of tragedies. Donald's older sister was run over and killed by a car and then a few weeks later, his father died of a heart attack at the young age of 47. O'Connor's mother carried on, however, and he made his own vaudeville debut as part of the act at the ripe old age of 13 months. He continued to perform on stage throughout his childhood and his lively singing and dancing won over crowds across the country. The family eventually relocated to California in the hopes of break... Continue Bio >>



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