Yolande Donlan - biography

Actor from United States of America

Yolande Donlan (born June 2, 1920 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American actress who has worked extensively in the United Kingdom. She is the daughter of James Donlan, who was a hard working character actor in Hollywood films of the 1930s. It is thought that she had some uncredited roles in films including Pennies From Heaven and Love Finds Andy Hardy immediately following her father's death in 1938, but these have not been confirmed. Her early credited roles include Frenchy the maid in the horror film The Devil Bat in 1940 and she followed this up with several small roles, generally as similar French-accented maid characters. A notable stage success as Billie Dawn in a Boston production of Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin was the start of bigger things for Donlan. The production transferred to London's West End for a long run. Donlan was initially denied a work permit to star in the lead in Peter Pan due to complaints from Actors Equity who felt that a British star should have the lead. After it ended, Donlan remained in the United Kingdom and began accepting film work. After Traveller's Joy in 1949, Donlan worked for the director Val Guest in several films including Mister  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Yollande Mollot,Yolande Mollot,Yolande Mallott
Date of birth
1920-06-02
Place of birth
Jersey City
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
James Donlan
Spouse(s)
Phillip Truex Val Guest
Profession
Actor

Performances

Year Performance Character
1963 80,000 Suspects
1959 Expresso Bongo
1957 Tarzan and the Lost Safari
1952 Penny Princess
1951 Mister Drake's Duck

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