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Elinor Donahue is an American actress who was starred in 'Pretty Woman.' Elinor is married and has four children.

Relationship Facts of Elinor Donahue

Elinor Donahue is married to Lou Genevrino.
She is mother of Four (Brian, Chris, James, Peter, James).
Elinor Donahue is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Elinor Donahue?

Elinor Donahue is a married woman.

Initially, she married Richard Smith in 1955 but the pair separated in 1961.

After that, she ties her knot with a TV producer named Harry Ackerman in 1962 and welcomed four sons: Brian, Peter, James, and Chris. Unfortunately, her husband, Harry died in 1991.

After the death of her second husband, she married Lou Genevrino in 1992. Since then, the couple has been living their life happily.

Who is Elinor Donahue?

Elinor Donahue is a famous American actress who is widely recognized for her performance as Betty Anderson in the American sitcom ‘Father Knows Best’.

How many parents does Elinor Donahue have?

Donahue was born on April 19, 1937, in Tacoma, Washington, USA. Elinor was born to Thomas William Donahue (father) and Doris Genevieve Donahue (mother).

Possibly, she might be the only child of her parents.

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Caption: Elinor Donahue with her husband (Source: Fabiosa)

She started performing on the radio at the age of two and was signed as a dancer and singer by Universal Studios after three years.

Elinor holds American citizenship but her ethnicity is Caucasian.


She joined Long’s Private School and learned the art of ballet dance.

Elinor Donahue: Professional Life, Career

Elinor Donahue started her career at the age of 5 when she played the role of a dancing chorus. She worked in vaudeville during her teenage. After that, she made her notable appearances on TV.

She made her appearance in the film named ‘Master Big’ in 1943. Moreover, she appeared in films such as ‘The Happy Years’, ‘My Blue Heaven’, ‘Love Is Better Than Ever, and many more.

Furthermore, she appeared in ‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement’ as Lady Palmore, ‘Girls Town’, ‘Pretty Woman, and many more.

Similarly, she portrayed the recurring role in ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ in 1965 and appeared in TV shows such as ‘The Odd Couple’, ‘Get a Life’, ‘Shake’, and many more.

Elinor Donahue: Awards, Nominations

Elinor Donahue got a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award in the category Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for ‘Father Knows Best’ in 1959. In addition, she won the TV Land Awards for ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ in 2004.

What is Elinor Donahue’s net worth?

She has an estimated net worth of around $3 million according to the sources of 2022. She has earned that sum of money from her professional career.

Elinor Donahue: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

There was a rumor that what Elinor will do if the ‘Father Knows Best’ comes to an end. Also, there were rumbles that Robert Young is wary of the whole thing and would like to call it quits at the end of the current season.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Elinor Donahue has a height of 5 ft. 4 inches and weighs 52 kg. Elinor has brown eyes and grey hair. Her body measurement is 34-23-31 inches.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Elinor Donahue does not seem to be active on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.


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