Jean Marie "Jeff" Donnell (July 10, 1921 – April 11, 1988) was an American film and television actress.
Donnell's first marriage was in 1940 to William "Bill" Anderson, who was her teacher at the Leland Powers Dramatic School. She had her only children with him, Michael Phineas (b. 1942) and Sarah Jane (b. 1948), before their divorce in 1953.
Movies & TV shows
Murder by Natural Causes
Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, and her lover try to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when it turns out that he knew about i...
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Matt Helm is an American mystery television series which aired on the ABC Network during the 1975-1976 season. The title character was played by Anthony Franciosa.
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Paper Moon was a situation comedy that aired on ABC in the fall of 1974 and starred Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster. The series is based on the 1969 film of the same name starring Ryan O' Neal a...
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A Gift of Terror
Young woman starts having premonitions of her friends dying. Once her friends begin to die, she starts having premonitions of her own death.
Here We Go Again
Here We Go Again was a sitcom that aired on ABC from January to April 1973. The show ran for 13 episodes.
Police Story is an anthology television crime drama. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of polic...
The Girl with Something Extra
A woman's ability to read minds disrupts her marriage.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Congratulations, It's a Boy!
A man's life is interrupted by a teenager who claims to be his son.
Cannon was on CBS from 1971 to 1976. Frank Cannon is a private detective. Cannon is being aired on a different network. The Return of Frank Cannon was a television film that aired in 1980. There were ...
Love Hate Love
Ryan O' Neal plays a glib engineer who stole the heart of a fashion model. She leaves her fiancée who is a psychotic who will not let go of her.
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The United States and Japan were close to war. The days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War, are covered in "Tora! Tora!", named after the code wo...
An account of the rise and fall of a silent film comic, Billy Bright. The movie begins with his funeral, as he speaks from beyond the grave in a bitter tone about his fate, and takes us through his fa...
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The F.B.I was founded. The series was broadcast on ABC from 1966 to 1974. The characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series, which was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Only Season One...
Gidget is an American sitcom about a surfing, boy- crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence. Sally Field plays Gidget and Don Porter plays Russell Lawrence. The first season...
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The series was made by 20th Century Fox Television and aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC. Ed Ames played a Cherokee friend in the first four seasons of the series. Albert was ...
The Addams Family
They are an eccentric wealthy family who enjoy everything and are never aware that people find them strange or frightening. They are afraid of normal people.
In the rolling, wooded hills of Tennessee in the 1920s, a 14-year-old orphan, Jace, comes to town with his hound dog and tries to teach him to hunt. Bristle Face is unskilled, but he shows remarkable ...
Gidget Goes to Rome
Francis and Moondoggy are still in love. She can get her parents to allow her to travel with her friends. They had to take an adult with them, so they chose Peter's aunt. Gidget is jealous of the guid...
The Iron Maiden
Jack Hopkins is an aircraft designer with a passion for traction engines. Jack is trying to sell a new supersonic jet plane to an American millionaire named Paul Fisher, played by Alan Hale, Jr. Fishe...
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The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his specialty, internal...
The Post's are moving. When the owner left the barn, he left his horse behind. The horse isn't an ordinary horse. It leads to a lot of trouble for him and Mister Ed because he can't talk to other peop...
Force of Impulse
A football player is in love with a blonde girl from a very wealthy family. He couldn't afford to take her out so he robbed his father's store. Things go downhill from there.
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The DuPont Show with June Allyson
The DuPont Show with June Allyson is an American anthology drama series which aired on CBS from September 21, 1959 to April 3, 1961 with rebroadcasts continuing until June 12, 1961. The series was hos...
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The Guns of Fort Petticoat
He was against his commanding officer's decision to wipe out a group of innocent Indians. Frank leaves his post to return to Texas. He knows that the attack will send all of the tribes on a path of de...
Sweet Smell of Success
J.J is a newspaper writer. Susan is in a relationship with a jazz guitarist. No matter how ruthless the method, Hunsecker recruits a publicist to find a way to break up the couple.
The master criminal defense attorney handled the most difficult cases.
My Man Godfrey
A new butler is needed for the eccentric Bullock household. A daughter encounters a bedraggled man at the docks and likes him so much that she gets him a job. He keeps his past to himself because of h...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
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Matinee Theater is an American anthology series that aired on NBC during the Golden Age of Television, from 1955 to 1958. The series, which ran daily in the afternoon, was frequently live. It was prod...
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The Blue Gardenia
distraught that her GI ex-boyfriend plans to marry another woman, she agrees to go out on a date with lothario Harry Prebble The police found personal effects at the scene of Harry's murder, after Nor...
So This Is Love
Grace Moore's film biography was released in 1953.
In this war drama, set during the Korean War, an Air Force nurse gets involved in a love triangle on the front lines.
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Omnibus is a television show.
Cavalcade of America
Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies ...
Three young ladies sign up for training at a naval base. Their greatest problem isn't long marches or a small boat, it's their love life.
Because You're Mine
A famous opera singer falls for his sergeant's sister.
The First Time
Director Frank Tashlin's 1952 comedy about a married couple welcoming their first child stars Robert Cummings and Barbara Hale.
Thief of Damascus
A group of people are going to take on the sultan.
1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The t...
Racket Squad is an American TV crime drama series starring Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock, a fictional detective working for the San Francisco, California Police Department. The show aired in s...
Three Guys Named Mike
A stewardess becomes romantically involved with an airline pilot, a college professor, and a successful businessman...all of whom are named Mike. When the three find out about each other, she has to d...
The Fuller Brush Girl
A saleswoman makes a mistake in a murder investigation.
A movie cowboy is scrambling to save his career after his latest movie is a flop.
Redwood Forest Trail
The forest Ranger and singing cowboy, Rex Allen, tries to save a camp for underprivileged boys with the help of "Alfalfa" Switzer who plays one of the boys.
Walk Softly, Stranger
A factory owner's disabled daughter is courted by a criminal who is moving to Ohio.
In a Lonely Place
An aspiring actress is starting to suspect that her boyfriend is a murderer.
A football halfback has a heart condition, a nagging wife and a team secretary who loves him.
Post Office Investigator
A mailman (Warren Douglas) leads PO-men to a pistol-packing stamp thief (Audrey Long) and her gang.
Thatcher, the crooked ranch foreman, sent Parnell and Clint to kill his boss, wealthy Peter Arnold, who just arrived to retire on his ranch, bringing in his daughter, who despises western life and can...
Outcasts of the Trail
Pat Garrett won the Fourth of July buckboard race in a small Nevada town against Fred Smith and Lavinia White. Lavinia blames her father for robbing 100,000 dollars. White is about to be released and ...
Clay and his brother, Steve, head out across the Sonora mountain pass, followed by an ex-con seeking revenge on Clay for putting him behind bars. Clay and Steve cross paths with a group of dance hall ...
Throw a Saddle on a Star
The "star" of this low-budget singing Western was a wild stallion captured by a cowboy and taken to the Big Rodeo. Unscrupulous John Burton is trying to sabotage the event. The first couple of events ...
It's Great to Be Young
Ricky Malone, Spud Winters and some other returning G.I.'s are trying to break into show business by the old summer resort. Terry, a runaway daughter of a big producer who is trying to stifle her show...
Tars and Spars
Howard Young is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days a...
"Night Editor" was based on a radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the "inside story" of a newspaper story, and eventually became a television series.
The musical Western is really Lady for a Day with a switch in gender, and it features the hayseed singing group the Hoosier Hot Shots. The handyman at the Bar B dude ranch is named Guy Kibbee. The Hot...
Singing on the Trail
Columbia Pictures' low-budget answer to Gene Autry romanced one of the studio's most beautiful actresses, Rita Hayworth-lookalike Dusty Anderson, in this Western. Helen was the daughter of the rotund ...
That Texas Jamboree
Brady is running a gambling operation with the help of the Mayor. When the Mayor charters his place as a private club, he reopens. The popular Warren medicine show is shut down when Curt decides to ru...
The Phantom Thief
Boston Blackie, in the 11th film of the Columbia series, indulges in some wit-trading with a spiritualist who deals in blackmail, murder and the occult. "Blackie" was going to help his friend, "Runt,"...
"The Unknown" was the end of Columbia's I Love A Mystery series. Two detectives are hired to keep a woman alive so she can claim her inheritance.
Song of the Prairie
Joan's father doesn't want her to go into show business. She uses Wingate money to keep Dan Tyler afloat as they vacation in the west. They tried to keep her father away from the show. They will retur...
A Thousand and One Nights
On the run after being found sweet-talking the Sultan's daughter, Aladdin comes upon a lamp which summons up Babs the genie. He returns as a prince asking for the princess's hand. Babs has taken a shi...
A woman screenwriter lives in a shabby bungalow in order to be near her husband, a newspaper editor who just joined the army.
Eadie Was a Lady
In this amiable Columbia B musical, society girl Ann Miller escapes her Back Bay family by performing in the chorus line in a burlesque house. But trouble starts when her boss (William Wright) decides...
The Power of the Whistler
A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is by showing him items in his pockets.
Three Is a Family
Three Is a Family is a farce that uses noise for humor. A husband and wife are forced to enter the workplace by bungled business schemes. Marjorie Reynolds has twin babies with her. Arthur Lake arrive...
When he loses his lead singer, bandleader Kay Kyser can't find a replacement he likes.
She's a Soldier Too
Workers deal with dramatics.
Stars on Parade
In this musical showcase, two aspiring stars attempt to wow a pair of talent scouts with their stellar abilities. Songs include "My Heart Isn't in It" (Jack Lawrence), "It's Love, Love, Love" (Mack Da...
Dancing in Manhattan
A garbage truck driver is in a comedy. He decided to spend the money on a wild night in the town. He and his girlfriend don't know that the money is from a blackmailer.
One of the members of a group of people. The police are called in to investigate but some of the girls decide to do their own sleuthing.
Doughboys in Ireland
Doughboys in Ireland say there were people who sang their way through WW2. Kenny Baker plays Danny O'Keefe, the leader of the Manhattan orchestra, who is drafted into the army along with a group calle...
There's Something About a Soldier
Five officer candidates are training.
The Boogie Man Will Get You
A young divorcee tries to convert a historic house into a hotel despite its odd inhabitants and dead bodies in the cellar.
My Sister Eileen
The sisters moved from Ohio to New York in order to build their careers. Eileen wants to succeed on the stage, while Ruth wants to get a job as a writer. A parade of odd characters are constantly bree...
A Night to Remember
A woman rents a gloomy basement apartment thinking it will be the perfect place for her husband to write his next book. They find themselves in the middle of a real-life mystery when a corpse shows up...
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