Cathy O'Donnell

Highest Rated: 100% The Man From Laramie (1955)
Lowest Rated: 70% Detective Story (1951)
Birthday: Jul 6, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
Cathy O'Donnell was signed to a movie contract by Sam Goldwyn after a brief flurry of stage activity. Cathy's first film assignment would remain her best: in Goldwyn's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), she sensitively essayed the very difficult role of Wilma Cameron, high school sweetheart of double amputee Harold Russell. She spent most of her Goldwyn contract on loan to other studios: one of her better films was RKO'sThey Live By Night (1947), a Bonnie and Clyde precursor starring fellow Goldwyn contractee Farley Granger. In her mid-30s, O'Donnell was still youthful-looking enough to portray Charlton Heston's leprosy-ridden younger sister in Ben-Hur (1959), the actress' next-to-last film. After eleven years' retirement, the 46-year-old Cathy O'Donnell died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Highest Rated Movies



87% Ben-Hur Tirzah 1959
No Score Yet My World Dies Screaming Actor 1958
No Score Yet The Story of Mankind Early Christian Woman 1957
No Score Yet The Deerslayer Judith 1957
100% The Man From Laramie Barbara Waggoman 1955
No Score Yet The Woman's Angle Nina Van Rhyne 1954
No Score Yet Eight O'Clock Walk Jill Manning 1954
No Score Yet Love of Three Queens Actor 1954
70% Detective Story Susan Carmichael 1951
No Score Yet The Miniver Story Judy Miniver 1950
83% Side Street Ellen Norson 1950
100% They Live by Night Keechie 1948
No Score Yet The Amazing Mr. X Janet Burke 1948
No Score Yet The Spiritualist Actor 1948
No Score Yet Bury Me Dead Rusty 1947
96% The Best Years of Our Lives Wilma Cameron 1946


No Score Yet Bonanza
  • 1964


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