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Donna Corcoran

Donna Corcoran
in Scandal at Scourie (1953)
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Birth dateSeptember 29, 1942
Place of birthQuincy, Massachusetts, USA

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Donna Corcoran, (born September 29, 1942) is a former child actress who appeared in several Hollywood films of the early 1950s. She most notably appeared in several aquatic musicals that featured Esther Williams (playing swimmer Annette Kellerman as a child in one of them),and as a vulnerable girl being victimized by an emotionally disturbed babysitter (played by Marilyn Monroe) in a more serious drama.

After making her last film in 1955, she made a token comeback as a young adult in an episode of the long-running television sit-com My Three Sons (starring Fred MacMurray) in the early 1960s before finally leaving acting altogether.

Corcoran was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to William "Bill" Corcoran, Sr. (1905 1958) and the former Kathleen McKenney (1917 1972). Several of her siblings were also child stars, including younger sister Noreen Corcoran, who played Kelly Gregg on John Forsythe's Bachelor Father (CBS, NBC, and ABC). Two younger brothers also went into acting: Kevin Anthony Corcoran, a star of various Walt Disney films and later a director and producer, and Kelly Corcoran (1958 2002), as a child star, appeared in the Barry Sullivan western series The Road West (1966 1968). Another brother, Brian Corcoran, also worked in television as a youth.


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