Donna Butterworth

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Donna Butterworth
Born Donna Butterworth
February 23, 1956
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation Actor
Years active 1965–1967

Donna Butterworth (born February 23, 1956) is an American motion picture performer who acted in The Family Jewels with Jerry Lewis and Paradise, Hawaiian Style with Elvis Presley, as well as a television movie, A Boy Called Nuthin' with Ron Howard. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Family Jewels.[1]


Butterworth was born in Pennsylvania. The family moved to Hawaii,[when?] where her father was working in the construction boom.[2]

Gifted at performing Hawaiian music from an early age, Donna gave concerts around the islands and worked with Don Ho. She was discovered by the producers of Paradise, Hawaiian Style where she appeared opposite Elvis Presley, singing several duets in the film with him.

Donna turned her back on acting in favor of singing, appearing on The Dean Martin Show and The Hollywood Palace.


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