Mary Eleanor Donahue , best known as Elinor Donahue, is an American actress. The naturally red-headed Donahue played Robert Young's eldest/popular daughter, Betty Anderson, on the 1950s sitcom, Father Knows Best. She was married for nearly 30 years to producer Harry Ackerman, whom she met on the set of that series. She and Harry Ackerman had three children together: Peter, James, and Christopher Ackerman. Donahue was born in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of Doris Genevieve and Thomas William Donahue. Her mother was a theatrical costumer, who moonlighted as a department store saleswoman in...
|Birthdate:||April 19, 1937|
|Also known as:||Mary Eleanor Donahue, Eleanor Donahue, Mary Elinor Donahue|