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Elinor Donahue Bio, Age, Net Worth 2023, Husband, Children, Height

Elinor Donahue Bio, Age, Net Worth 2023, Husband, Children, Height

Facts of Elinor Donahue

Full Name:Elinor Donahue
Birth Date:April 19, 1937
Age:87 years
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m)
HusbandLou Genevrino
MarriedLou Genevrino (1992)
DivorceRichard Smith (1955-1961), Harry Ackerman
Net Worth$3 million
Salary$50k- $60k
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorGrey
Body Size34-23-31 inches
Birth PlaceTacoma, Washington
EducationLong's Private School
FatherThomas William Donahue
MotherDoris Genevieve Donahue
KidsBrian, Peter, James, Chris
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Elinor Donahue is an American actress who is widely famous for her appearance as Betty Anderson in the American sitcom Father Knows Best.

What is Elinor Donahue’s Age?

Elinor Donahue entered this world as Mary Eleanor Donahue on 19th April 1937 in Tacoma, Washington, the United States of America to American parents. As of 2023, she is 86 years old and she cuts her birthday cake on the 19th of April.

Her horoscope is Aries. She is the daughter of Thomas William Donahue (father) and Doris Genevieve Donahue (mother).

Elinor Donahue's childhood photo
Caption: Elinor Donahue’s childhood photo (Photo: Pinterest)

Elinor holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnical background. At the age of two years old, she began performing on the radio. After three years, she was signed as a dancer and singer by Universal Studios. She attended Long’s Private School and learned the art of ballet dance.

Who is Elinor Donahue’s Husband/ Spouse?

Elinor’s husband is Richard. She has married thrice in her life. Firstly, she tied the wedding knot to Richard Smith, in the year 1955 but after a few years of marriage, the couple separated in 1961.

After her divorce from Richard, she married a TV producer, Harry Ackerman in the year 1962. Unfortunately, her husband Harry died in the year 1991.

Elinor Donahue with her co-actor
Caption: Elinor Donahue with her co-actor (Photo: thewritelife61)

After one year of her husband Harry’s death, she finally exchanged the wedding vows with her third husband, Lou Genevrino in the year 1992.

How many children does Elinor Donahue have?

They gave birth to four sons together namely Brian, Peter, James, and Chris.

How much is Elinor Donahue’s Net Worth?

Elinor Donahue has an estimated net worth of around $3 million as of 2023 which she earned through her acting career. American actress ranges from $50k- $60k per year she might be receiving the same range as his career.

What is Elinor Donahue’s Height?

Elinor stands at the weight of 5 feet 4 inches tall and her body weight is around 52 kg. She has a slim build with measurements of 34-23-31 inches. She has grey-colored hair while her eyes are brown in color.

What are Elinor Donahue’s Movies & TV Shows?

Elinor appeared on the silver screen, in the movie Mister Big in 1943. From 1950 to 1952, she appeared in movies such as The Happy Years, Tea for Two, My Blue Heaven, and Love Is Better Than Ever. Her other notable movies are The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement as Lady Palmore, Girls Town, Pretty Woman, and so on.

In addition, she had a recurring role on CBS’s, The Andy Griffith Show, in 1965. Also, she appeared in an episode of A Man Called Shenandoah. Her other notable TV shows are The Odd Couple, Get a Life, Generations, Shake, Rattle & Roll, and many more.

Elinor Donahue’s acting Career

  • Elinor Donahue started her acting when she was just five years old playing a role in the movie dancing-chorus.
  • As a teenager, she worked in vaudeville. She rose to become a household name after her breakthrough in the 50s.
  • This fame of hers followed her to the 60s when Elinor landed several other notable roles on TV.
Elinor Donahue, American actress
Caption: Elinor Donahue, American actress Photo: WikiFeet

Awards & Nominations

  • Elinor Donahue was nominated for an Emmy Award under the category Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Father Knows Best in the year 1959.
  • In the year 2004, she won the TV Land Legend Award for her performance in The Andy Griffith Show.

FAQ of Elinor Donahue

Who did Elinor Donahue play on friends?

She played the role of Aunt Lillian. She played from 1994 to 2004.

Where is Elinor Donahue now?

Elinor is living happily in her late 80s with her friends and family.

How old is Elinor Donahue?

Elinor Donahue is 86 years old as of 2023.

What is the nationality of Elinor Donahue?

Elinor holds American citizenship as a nationality.

How much is Elinor Donahue’s net worth?

Elinor Donahue’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

What is the height of Elinor Donahue?

Elinor stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.