Donald O’Connor’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 28, 1925

Death Date

September 27, 2003

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


Movie Actor

The movie actor Donald O’Connor died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Fun-loving movie star and dancer who gained fame for his role as Gene Kelly’s friend Cosmo Brown in the classic 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain.

He and his older sister Arlene were involved in a car accident. Donald survived, but his sister did not.



“I didn’t smoke. I didn’t smoke then, and I don’t smoke now. We worked every day – that keeps you in pretty good shape. We could go for a long time in one take. You had to be in good shape with Gene Kelly.” (Donald O’Connor)


“I think you should make more movies, more musicals. I think the public deserves that. I think this country deserves to be able to get out and foster that talent. Give them an opportunity to become stars. I think the whole idea is wonderful.” (Donald O’Connor)


“They put me in a harness, like a horse, to learn the back somersault. It was weird up there when I put on that harness for the first time. The courage came with practice.” (Donald O’Connor)


“Doing those costume pictures was wonderful.” (Donald O’Connor)


“I’m not a good choreographer: I can’t remember what I put down.” (Donald O’Connor)