Donald O'Connor

Donald David Dixon Ronald O'Connor (August 28, 1925 – September 27, 2003) was an American actor, dancer, and singer. He came to fame in a series of films in which he co-starred alternately with Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, and Francis the Talking Mule.

His best-known works came in the film Singin' in the Rain (1952), for which O'Connor was awarded a Golden Globe. He also won a Primetime Emmy Award from four nominations and received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame throughout his career.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 28th, 1925 (Chicago), Died September 27th, 2003 (Calabasas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 84042 3/3/1953 You're just in love Ethel Merman vocalist  
Decca 84044 3/3/1953 What chance have I with love Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca 84045 3/3/1953 Something to dance about Donald O'Connor ; Carol (Carole) Richards vocalist  
Decca 87104 11/29/1954 Lany ; A man chases a girl Dolores Gray ; Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca 87107 11/29/1954 Alexander's ragtime band, part 2 Dan Dailey ; Mitzi Gaynor ; Donald O'Connor ; Johnnie Ray vocalist  
Decca 87516 3/8/1955 A man chases a girl Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 7117 4/6/1953 Crash Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 7118 4/6/1953 I'm walking behind you Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 7282 7/17/1953 Unless you're with me Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 7283 7/17/1953 The biggest bloomin' bumbershoot Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 7284 7/17/1953 Love is in the air Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 7285 7/17/1953 Things have changed a lot Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 7507 12/30/1953 If there's anybody here (from my home town) Bing Crosby ; Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 8009 11/23/1954 It's a Sunday world Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 8010 11/23/1954 Here comes Donald Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 8011 11/23/1954 Christmas Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 8012 God rest ye merry, gentlemen ; Noel Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 8046 12/7/1954 Whistle stop Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 8047 12/7/1954 Doobie dobie love Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 8048 12/7/1954 Chihuahua choo-choo Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 9024 3/7/1956 You can bounce right back Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 9025 3/7/1956 It's de-lovely Mitzi Gaynor ; Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 9026 3/7/1956 Ya gotta give the people hoke Bing Crosby ; Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 9027 3/7/1956 Blow Gabriel blow Bing Crosby ; Mitzi Gaynor ; Zizi Jeanmaire ; Donald O'Connor vocalist  
Decca L 9028 3/7/1956 A second hand turban and a ; crystal ball Bing Crosby ; Donald O'Connor vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "O'Connor, Donald," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108039.

O'Connor, Donald. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108039.

"O'Connor, Donald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108039

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