A lifetime of songs from a multi-talented performer.
Each year, only ten of Hollywood’s most promising young actresses were dubbed Deb Stars by the Hollywood Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild and were presented with the coveted “Debbie” at the Guild’s annual ball. In 1965 Donna was among the ten young women chosen as “the likeliest candidates for motion picture and television stardom in the coming years.” That year she was also a nominee for the Photoplay Gold Medal Awards’ Most Promising New Star (Female) and a recipient of a Teen Screen Award.
Donna also appeared on numerous iconic television shows throughout the sixties, including roles in Batman, The Monkees, The Red Skelton Show, Gomer Pyle, Dr. Kildare, American Bandstand, Where The Action Is, Lloyd Thaxton, Celebrity Game, Dating Game, PDQ and Hollywood Squares. She was also the featured female vocalist on the wildly popular weekly ABC show Shindig! After Shindig, Donna appeared with Bobby Rydell as a regular on The Milton Berle Show. In 1968, she was chosen by Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling to have her own television series entitled, Two for Penny.