'Father Knows Best' Star Elinor Donahue And Her Legendary TV Roles

Date May 11, 2018 14:19

Elinor Donahue, a legendary actress of Father Knows Best, has become popular right after her role in the series. Since then, she played in a multitude of series and took part in various TV shows. She’s learned what fame is, and the taste of it seemed just fine. Elinor admits:

I don’t think actors can truly retire because when a plum role comes along, it’s hard to resist. So you never know!


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Having started as a child in Mister Big, she couldn’t resist when being offered the new roles. And joining the cast of Father Knows Best was by far one of her best decisions. Then, there was The Andy Griffith Show where Elinor played pharmacist Ellie Walker.

© Father Knows Best (1954) / Rodney-Young Productions, Screen Gems Television

© The Andy Griffith Show (1960) / CBS, Danny Thomas Enterprises, Mayberry Enterprises

Star Trek has become rather a surprising project but still brought her recognition. She also couldn’t miss a chance to join the return of Father Knows Best as well as play in Friends series.

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But apart from being a renowned actress, Elinor is a mother to six from different marriages. Now, her kids are all grown up, and she is a happy grandmother who can enjoy her grandkids telling them about her glorious past.


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