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Also Known As: Died: September 27, 2003
Born: August 28, 1925 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in a vaudeville family
1937:
At age 11, appeared in films for the first time doing a specialty number with his brothers in "Melody for Two"
1938:
Made solo film debut in "Sing You Sinners"
1940:
Returned to vaudeville
1942:
Resumed film career under contract to Universal
1950:
Made first film with mule co-star, "Francis"
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Hosted "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (NBC)
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Hosted "The Donald O'Connor Texaco Show"
1952:
Moved up in status with "Singin' In the Rain"
1954:
Was Marilyn Monroe's leading man in "There's No Business Like Show Business"
1956:
Conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at premiere performance of his first symphony, "Reflections d'un Comique"
1968:
Hosted the short-lived syndicated "The Donald O'Connor Show"
1974:
Was on-screen co-narrator for "That's Entertainment!"
1981:
Appeared in first book musical on Broadway, the short-lived "Bring Back Birdie"
1984:
Starred as Cap'n Andy in the Broadway revival of "Show Boat"
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Has toured in a variety show with Debbie Reynolds
1997:
Returned to features as a dance instructor in "Out to Sea"

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