Donna Corcoran

Highest Rated: 100% Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Lowest Rated: 75% Moonfleet (1955)
Birthday: Sep 29, 1942
Birthplace: Not Available
Donna Corcoran was the second oldest child of MGM studio policeman Bill Corcoran. When the call went out for child extras for an upcoming MGM production, Corcoran sent Donna down to audition, thereby launching his daughter's six-year film career. Reportedly, screenwriter Dorothy Kingsley selected Corcoran for the important role of Bridget White in Angels in the Outfield (1951) after sitting behind the girl at Mass. Outside of Angels, Corcoran's showiest film assignment was on loan-out to 20th Century Fox, in Don't Bother to Knock in which the poor child was jeopardized by psychotic baby-sitter Marilyn Monroe. After that, her screen roles dwindled in importance. One of her last appearances, as a Quaker child in Fox's Violent Saturday (1955), went uncredited. Featured in that film with Corcoran were her siblings Kevin Corcoran, who went on to a sizeable career at Disney under the nickname of "Moochie," and Noreen Corcoran, who would play John Forsythe's niece in the popular TV sitcom Bachelor Father (1957-1963). By the late '50s, Donna Corcoran decided to retire from show business altogether, leaving the field open to her brothers, Kevin, Brian, and Hugh, and her sisters, Noreen and Kerry (her older brother, Bill Corcoran Jr., became a dentist after briefly pursuing his own acting career).

Highest Rated Movies



80% Violent Saturday Anna Stadt 1955
75% Moonfleet Grace 1955
No Score Yet Gypsy Colt Meg MacWade 1954
No Score Yet Dangerous When Wet Junior Higgins 1953
No Score Yet Million Dollar Mermaid Annette (age 10) 1952
100% Don't Bother to Knock Bunny Jones 1952
No Score Yet Young Man with Ideas Caroline Webster 1952
No Score Yet Angels in the Outfield Bridget White 1951


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