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Footnotes

Born in a Trunk
* San Francisco Chronicle 1992
1 Hollywood Palace NBC 1964
2 San Diego Union Tribune 1993
3 Parade 1955
4 Irish America 1997
5 Filmfax 1995
6 Irish America 1997
7 San Diego Union Tribune 1993
8 Tap! p. 146
9 Parade 1955
10 Tap p.146
11 Irish America 1997
12 Dallas Morning News 1997
13 Tap! p.147
14 Parade 1955
15 Tap! p.147
16 Irish America 1997
17 Tap! p.147
18 Dallas Morning News 1997
19 Newsday 1997
20 Filmfax 1995
21 Parade 1955
22 San Diego Union Tribune 1993
23 San Francisco Chronicle 1992
24 Tap! p.147
25 Filmfax 1995
26 San Diego Union Tribune 1993
27 The Louisville Courier-Journal 1992
28 Parade 1955
29 San Francisco Chronicle 1992
30 Twinkle, Twinkle p.49
31 Twinkle, Twinkle p.239
32 Judy p.52
33 Parade 1955
34 San Francisco Chronicle 1992
35 Parade 1955
36 Tap! p.207
37 Newsday 1997
38 Parade 1955
The Movie “Star”
1 Parade 1955
2 Tap! p.151
3 Tap! p.151
4 Filmfax 1995
5 Filmfax 1995
6 Dallas Morning News 1997
7 Parade 1955
8 Parade 1955
9 Filmfax 1995
10 Tap! p.151
11 Tap! p.207



The Elvis of His Time
1 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p.291
2 Filmfax 1995
3 Tap! p.151
4 Filmfax 1995
5 Tap! pp.207-208
6 Tap! p.151
7 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p.124
8 Filmfax 1995
9 Tap! p.210
10 Parade 1955
11 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star pp.208-209
12 Tap! p.210



Greetings, Donald! 1 Kraft
2 Daily News 1996
3 Big Boy 1949
4 Big Boy 1949
5 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p.99
6 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p.209
7 Daily News 1996
8 Big Boy 1949

The "Mule and Me" Era
1 Screen Facts 1968
2 Filmfax 1995
3 Screen Facts 1968
4 Playbill
5 Vera-Ellen, The Magic and the Mystery p.145
6 Guardian 1994
7 Vera-Ellen, The Magic and the Mystery p.145
8 Daily Telegraph 1994
9 Sacramento Bee 1995
10 Irish America 1997
11 Daily News 1996
12 Filmfax 1995
13 Newsday 1997
14 Filmfax 1995
15 Newsday 1997
16 Irish America 1997










Singin’ in the Rain
1 San Francisco Chronicle 1992
2 Dancing on the Ceiling p.155
3 Dancing on the Ceiling p.154
4 Dallas Morning News 1997
5 Filmfax 1995
6 Dallas Morning News 1997
7 Tap! p.151
8 Guardian 1994
9 Tap! p.151
10 Irish America 1997
11 Dancing on the Ceiling p.161
12 Courier-Journal 1992
13 Dallas Morning News 1997
14 Louisville Courier-Journal 1992
15 Filmfax 1995
16 Dancing on the Ceiling p.160
17 Toronto Star
18 Dancing on the Ceiling p.160
19 Newsday 1997
20 Daily Telegraph 1994
21 Toronto Star 1990
22 Essay Singin' in the Rain Quicktime 33.3
23 Filmfax 1995
24 Debbie p.90
25 Dancing on the Ceiling p.162
26 Irish America 1997
27 AFI salutes Gene Kelly
The Youngest Old Timer in Show Business
1 Parade 1955
2 Filmfax 1995
3 Dallas Morning News 1997
4 San Francisco Chronicle 1992
5 I Got Rhythm: Ethel Merman p.125
6 A&E Biography: Ethel Merman
7 I Got Rhythm: Ethel Merman p.125
8 Vera-Ellen, The Magic and the Mystery p.135
9 Dallas Morning News 1997
10 Vera-Ellen, The Magic and the Mystery p.42
11 Vera-Ellen, The Magic and the Mystery p.135
12 Vera-Ellen, The Magic and the Mystery p.135
13 The Guardian 1994
14 Screen Facts 1968
15 Parade 1955
16 Irish America 1997
17 The Louisville Courier-Journal 1992
18 I Got Rhythm: Ethel Merman pp.132-133
19 A&E Biography: Ethel Merman
20 The Louisville Courier-Journal 1992
21 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p.216
22 The Louisville Courier-Journal 1992

Leaving Universal
1 New York Daily News 1996
2 Parade 1955
3 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p.241
4 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p.209
5 Thompson p.181
6 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p.163
7 Filmfax 1995
8 Filmfax 1995
9 The Guardian 1994
10 Screen Facts 1968
11 The Guardian 1994
12 San Francisco Chronicle 1992

Peaks and Valleys
1 San Francisco Chronicle 1992
2 Dick Wesson Producer Petticoat Junction/Personal letter dated 3/20/64
3 New York Times 1961
4 Screen Facts 1968
5 London Daily Telegraph 1994
6 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star p. 260
7 Filmfax 1995
8 London Daily Telegraph 1994
9 San Francisco Chronicle 1992
10 Dallas Morning News 1997
11 Jeb Brown denies all responsibility.
12 David Benedict, Theatre: Still tough, still at the top.,
13 Independent, 08-11-1999, PP 10.
14 Filmfax 1995
15 Toronto Star 1990
16 Filmfax 1995









Still Dancing
1 San Francisco Chronicle 1992
2 Lousiville Courier-Journal 1992
3 Filmfax 1995
4 New York Daily News 1996
5 Minneapolis Star Tribune 1995
6 Dallas Morning News 1997
7 Dallas Morning News 1997
8 Daily News 1996
9 Palm Springs Follies Transcription 1999
10 Reuters Newswire May 1999
11 Palm Springs Follies Transcription 1999
12 Filmfax 1995
13 San Francisco Chronicle 1992





Selected Bibliography

  • Benedict, David Theatre: Still tough, Still at the Top Independent August 11, 1999
  • Frank, Gerald Judy New York: Da Capo Press 1975 (Paperback Edition 1999)

  • Frank, Rusty E. Tap!New York and Da Capo Press 1990

  • Freeman, Don O’Connor Got in on the Act at a Very Early Age The San Diego Union-Tribune March 29, 1993

  • Fristoe, Roger ‘Rain Man;’ Star Will Help Teens Kick Off Show Locally The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) November 15, 1992

  • Green, Blake Still Gotta Dance: Donald O'Connor Steps Lively Newsday 1997

  • Katz/Ephraim The Film Encyclopedia New York: Harper Collins 1994

  • Kaufman, Gerald Somersaults to Stardom: Gerald Kaufman Talks to Actor Donald O’Connor The Daily Telegraph (London) June 7, 1994

  • Lennon, Peter Dancin’ and Singin’: Reprise for Donald O’Connor The Guardian (London) June 8, 1994

  • Marill, Alvin H Donald O’Connor Screen Facts 1968

  • Moore, Dick Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star New York: Harper and Row 1984

  • O’Connor, Donald I’m a Big Boy Now Movieland August 1949

  • Reynolds, Debbie My Life New York: William Morrow and Company 1988

  • Ross, Sid and Sullivan, Kay Donald O'Connor Says, I'm Tired of Being a Machine Parade Feb 7, 1954

  • Roura, Phil O’Connor Soldiers on: For Ol’ Hooofer There’s Still No Business Like Show Business Daily News (New York) October 20, 1996

  • Shields, Mel Tapping into Hollywood’s Past The Sacramento Bee May 7, 1995

  • Silverman, Stephen M. Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and his Movies New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1996

  • Smyth, Mitchell He’s Still Singin’ in the Rain at 65 The Toronto Star September 2, 1990

  • Soren, David Vera-Ellen: The Magic and The Mystery The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 1999

  • Stanley, John Donald Still Dancin’, Singin’ - Rain or Shine The San Francisco Chronicle Feb. 2, 1992

  • Thomas, Bob I Got Rhythm! The Ethel Merman Story New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons 1985

  • Vaughan, Don Donald O’Connor: Still Making ‘Em Laugh Filmfax May/June 1995

  • Unattributed Actor and Hoofer Donald O'Connor says he's not just Song and Dance Minneapolis Star Tribune 1995

  • Unattributed Movie Legend Goes Out to Sea Dallas Morning News 1997

  • Unattributed Steppin' Out with Donald O'Connor Irish America August 31st 1997


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