Actress Gloria O'connor has died at her home in Thousand Oaks, California. She was 84.
The Small Town Girl star passed away of natural causes on Tuesday (04Jun13).
An Mgm contract star in the 1950s, she also appeared in Skirts Ahoy! and The Affairs of Dobie Gillis, but she's perhaps best known as the wife of Hollywood song-and-dance man Donald O'Connor.
The couple wed in 1956. Her husband died in September, 2003.
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