The American actress, Elinor Donahue is best-known for appearing the role of Betty Anderson the eldest in the American sitcom Father Knows Best. Also, she has worked many hit movies in her long career span. The talented actress has played in recurring roles in TV programs including ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, ‘The Odd Couple’ and ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman’.
Elinor Donahue was born on April 19, 1937, in Tacoma, WA under Aries. She holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnic group. She is the daughter of Thomas William Donahue and Doris Genevieve Donahue.
Elinor Donahue married to her third husband Lou Genevrino in 1992. Till date, the couple is living a blissful life together.
Previously, she married Richard Smith, in 1955 but after a few years of marriage, the couple separated in 1961. After a year, she again married to Harry Ackerman in 1962 and also they are blessed with four children, Brian, Peter, James, and Chris. Unfortunately, her husband Harry died in 1991.
The American nationality has a net worth of $3 million. She earns a huge sum of money from her successful career. The average salary of an actress earns $50,000- $60,000 per year, so she might be receiving at the same range from his career. Well, she has collected a good amount of money at the box office. Some of them are:
In 1943, Elinor Donahue appeared on the silver screen, in the movie ‘Mister Big’. From 1950 to 1952, she appeared in the movies ‘The Happy Years’, ‘Tea for Two’, ‘My Blue Heaven’ and ‘Love Is Better Than Ever’.
In addition, the beautiful actress had a recurring role in CBS’s ‘The Andy Griffith Show’, in 1965. she appeared in an episode of ‘A Man Called Shenandoah’. she played the movie The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement as Lady Palimore in 2004.