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Donna Anderson (born September 5, 1939)[1] is an American character actress, active primarily in television during the 1960s and 1970s.

Donna Anderson
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Anderson in The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963)
Donna Knaflich

(1939-09-05) September 5, 1939 (age 79)
Other namesDonna Anderson Marshall, Donna Marshall
Years active1959–1984


Early lifeEdit

Anderson was born Donna Knaflich in Gunnison, Colorado, the daughter of Wenona Hanly-Knaflich and Louis John Knaflich.[2]


She made her film debut in 1959 in On the Beach, directed by Stanley Kramer. The following year, Kramer got her to star in Inherit the Wind, which led to her receiving a Golden Laurel nomination for Top New Female personality.

She appeared in a recurring role on the ABC western television series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, with Kurt Russell in the title role. In the story line, Anderson's character, Jenny, helps young Jaimie in his travels through the American West on the wagon train.[3] Most of her roles were in television shows with appearances in such series as Gunsmoke, The Incredible Hulk, The A-Team, and Murder, She Wrote. Anderson was also cast in episodes of NBC's Little House on the Prairie.

She has not acted on screen since 1984.


Year Title Role Notes
1959 On the Beach Mary Holmes
1960 Inherit the Wind Rachel Brown
1964 Sinderella and the Golden Bra Village Maiden Uncredited
1971 Werewolves on Wheels
1973 Deadhead Miles Waitress


  1. ^ "Donna Anderson".
  2. ^ Donna Anderson Biography (1925-)
  3. ^ "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963-1964)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 3, 2013.

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