Ted Donaldson (born August 20, 1933, in New York City, New York) is an American former child actor.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ted Donaldson's career began in December 1937 when he appeared in an NBC radio show. As an eight-year-old, Ted portrayed Harlan in the Broadway stage production of
. In 1943, he played alongside Life With Father Gregory Peck in the play Sons and Soldiers.
The performance led to a starring role as Arthur "Pinky" Thompson in his first movie:
in 1944, opposite Once Upon a Time Cary Grant and Janet Blair. He was put under contract with Columbia after the film was finished. In 1945, Ted Donaldson was cast in , which marked the directorial debut of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Elia Kazan. Donaldson also starred as Danny Mitchell in the 1940s [1 ] film series about a Rusty German shepherd dog. At age nineteen, he had his last credited role as Jerry Fortness in (1952). Phone Call from a Stranger
He also played Bud, the son of
Robert Young's character, in the radio version of (1949–1954). Father Knows Best [2 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ "Ted Donaldson". Growing Up on the Set: Interviews with 39 Former Child Actors of Classic Film and Television . Retrieved 6 February 2014.
^ Script (December 20, 1948). ". Father Knows Best Pilot Episode (script)" Generic Radio Workshop . Retrieved August 11, 2009. "Members of our cast are Robert Young as Jim Henderson, June Whitley as Margaret Henderson, Rhoda Williams as Betty, Ted Donaldson as Bud, Norma Jean Nielson as Kathy. ... Ted Donaldson may be seen in Warner Brothers Decision of Christopher Blake."
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