King Donovan


Actor
King Donovan

About

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA
Born
January 25, 1918
Died
June 30, 1987

Biography

King Donovan was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Donovan's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "Shockproof" (1949) with Cornel Wilde, the comedic fantasy "Angels in the Outfield" (1951) with Paul Douglas and the Sally Parr drama "The Sun Sets at Dawn" (1951). He also appeared in the Humphrey Bogart crime flick "The Enforcer" (1951), the Glenn F...

Family & Companions

Imogene Coca
Wife
Actor, vaudevillian, comedienne.

Biography

King Donovan was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Donovan's career in acting began with his roles in various films like "Shockproof" (1949) with Cornel Wilde, the comedic fantasy "Angels in the Outfield" (1951) with Paul Douglas and the Sally Parr drama "The Sun Sets at Dawn" (1951). He also appeared in the Humphrey Bogart crime flick "The Enforcer" (1951), the Glenn Ford spy thriller "The Redhead and the Cowboy" (1951) and "Little Big Horn" (1951) with Lloyd Bridges. His film career continued throughout the fifties in productions like "The Merry Widow" (1952), "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms" (1953) with Paul Christian and the Tyrone Power drama "The Mississippi Gambler" (1953). He also appeared in "The Magnetic Monster" (1953). In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in the biopic "The Seven Little Foys" (1955) with Bob Hope, the Kevin McCarthy horror movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) and the comedic adaptation "The Birds and the Bees" (1956) with George Gobel. He also appeared in "The Iron Sheriff" (1957) and the adaptation "Cowboy" (1958) with Glenn Ford. Donovan more recently appeared in "Return of the Beverly Hillbillies" (CBS, 1981-82). Donovan was married to Imogene Coca. Donovan passed away in June 1987 at the age of 69.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Promises! Promises! (1963)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (1981)
The Hanging Tree (1959)
Wonder
The Perfect Furlough (1959)
Maj. Collins
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Solly
Cowboy (1958)
Joe Capper
The Iron Sheriff (1957)
Leveret
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
Waiter
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Jack Belicec
The Bamboo Prison (1955)
Pop
The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Harrison
Not As a Stranger (1955)
Mr. Slocum
Broken Lance (1954)
Clerk
Private Hell 36 (1954)
Drug store burglar
Riders to the Stars (1954)
James F. O'Herli
Forever Female (1954)
Playwright
The Caddy (1953)
Drunk
City of Bad Men (1953)
Hotel clerk
The Kid from Left Field (1953)
Bartender
Tumbleweed (1953)
Wrangler
Easy to Love (1953)
Ben
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Dr. Ingersoll
The Mississippi Gambler (1953)
Spud
Half a Hero (1953)
Sam Radwell
The Magnetic Monster (1953)
Dan Forbes
Something to Live For (1952)
Stage manager
Sally and Saint Anne (1952)
Humie Callahan
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Rod
The Merry Widow (1952)
Nitki
Glory Alley (1952)
Telephone coin collector
Fourteen Hours (1951)
Fingerprint man
Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
Passenger agent
The Unknown Man (1951)
Photographer
Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)
Cab driver
Storm Warning (1951)
Ambulance driver
Come Fill the Cup (1951)
Kip Zunches
Behave Yourself! (1951)
Salesman
The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951)
Merat
The Enforcer (1951)
Sgt. Whitlow
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
McGee
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
Mun[r]oe
Little Big Horn (1951)
Pvt. James Corbo
The Sun Sets at Dawn (1951)
National News Service
The Scarf (1951)
Tiger
Cargo to Capetown (1950)
Sparkey
One Way Street (1950)
Grieder
Side Street (1950)
Gottschalk
A Lady Without Passport (1950)
Surgeon
Right Cross (1950)
Reporter
Mystery Street (1950)
Reporter
All the King's Men (1950)
Reporter
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
Driver
Shockproof (1949)
Joe Wilson
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
Peter Wolfe
The Pilgrimage Play (1949)
Salathiel
Open Secret (1948)
Fawnes
Man from Texas (1948)
Bank collector

Cast (Special)

The Comedian (1957)
Tv Director

Life Events

Photo Collections

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) - Uncle Ira Was Uncle Ira Well into the flashback from unglued suburban doctor Miles (Kevin McCarthy), he recalls telling anxious Wilma (Virginia Christine) that her uncle (Tom Fadden) appears unchanged, her cousin Becky (Dana Wynter) trying to reassure, early in Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, 1956.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) - Where's Your Girlfriend's Double? Town shrink Dan (Larry Gates) is the naysayer, though we know doc Miles (Kevin McCarthy) did see a dormant body double of his girlfriend, and with Jack (King Donovan) saw another, dad Driscoll (Kenneth Patterson) and a cop (Guy Wray) annoyed, in Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, 1956.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) - It's No Dead Man So far doc Miles (Kevin McCarthy), newly enchanted by his old high school flame Becky (Dana Wynter), has heard only of a widespread delusion in town, but writer pal Jack (King Donovan) and wife (Carolyn Jones) have found something way more weird, in Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, 1956.
Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The - Throughout History Shrink Ingersoll (King Donovan) is introduced to hospitalized Nesbitt (Paul Christian), whose commander Evans (Kenneth Tobey) then drops by, all convinced he's imagining Ray Harryhausen's Arctic monster, shortly seen, in The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, 1953.
Defiant Ones, The (1958) - I Don't Go South First shot of handcuffed prisoners Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier after the truck crash, no time for chat, while back at the site the dog trainer, sheriff and state police captain (King Donovan, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw) prepare to pursue, in Stanley Kramer's The Defiant Ones, 1958.
Bamboo Prison, The - Welcome, Comrades! Following the credits, Brady (Brian Keith), Doc (Earle Hyman) and other new prisoners meet inmates Pike (Leo Gordon), Pop (King Donovan) et al at their Korean prison camp, in director Lewis Seiler's The Bamboo Prison, 1955.
Bamboo Prison, The - Carraway Seeds Dining at the Korean prison camp, scenes featuring Brady (Brian Keith), Pop (King Donovan), Father Dolan (E.G. Marshall), the turncoat Rand (Robert Francis), and Arkansas (Jerome Courtland) early in The Bamboo Prison, 1955.

Trailer

Companions

Imogene Coca
Wife
Actor, vaudevillian, comedienne.

Bibliography