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Donna Butterworth

  • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Birthday: February 23
Date of passing: 
March 06, 2018

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Donna Butterworth was an American actress.

She was best known for her roles as a child actress in The Family Jewels with Jerry Lewis, and Paradise, Hawaiian Style with Elvis Presley. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in The Family Jewels.

Donna Butterworth was an American actress.

She was best known for her roles as a child actress in The Family Jewels with Jerry Lewis, and Paradise, Hawaiian Style with Elvis Presley. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in The Family Jewels.

Butterworth’s appearances on television include Little Leatherneck, an unsold sitcom pilot which aired on ABC as part of the seven-week 1966 series Summer Fun, and a two-part 1967 episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, entitled "A Boy Called Nuthin’” (with Ron Howard). She also appeared on several popular variety shows of the day, including The Dean Martin Show, The Danny Kaye Show, The Andy Williams Show, and The Hollywood Palace.

Butterworth began performing Hawaiian music at an early age, gave concerts around the islands and worked with Don Ho. She later turned her back on acting in favor of a singing career, which continued into adulthood. She recorded a CD in Hawaii in the early 2000s.

Butterworth died March 6, 2018, in Hilo, Hawaii. She was 62.

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Donna Butterworth

Donna Butterworth

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