Death of Donald O'Connor

August 28, 1925 - September 27, 2003
Calabasas, California | Age 78

'Singin' in the Rain' star dies at 78
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Entertainer Donald O'Connor, who combined comedy and acrobatics in the show-stopping "Make 'Em Laugh'' number in the classic movie "Singin' in the Rain,'' died Saturday, his daughter said. He was 78.

O'Connor, who had been in declining health in recent years, died of heart failure at a retirement home in Calabasas, his daughter, Alicia O'Connor, told The Associated Press.

In a brief statement, the family said that among O'Connor's last words was the following quip: "I'd like...

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