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Jeff Donnell

Jeff Donnell (10 July 1921 - 11 April 1988) was an American actress. She had a lengthy film and television career in various supporting roles, including the role of Gidget's mother Dorothy Lawrence in Gidget Goes Hawaiian and Gidget Goes to Rome. She also played Hannah Marshall in the Gidget television series. She portrayed Mrs. Bennett in the TV series Julia, and in 1966 she made five appearances in Dr. Kildare as Evelyn Driscoll.

For three seasons, she portrayed George Gobel's wife, Alice, in The George Gobel Show (1954–1957) on NBC-TV, and she played Ethel in the Matt Helm TV series.


Donnell played Eleanor Digby in The Addams Family episode "Morticia, the Decorator".