Donna Butterworth (b. 1956)
Cherubic costar of Jerry Lewis (The Family Jewels) and Elvis (Paradise, Hawaiian Style).
Living in Hawaii with her brood of kids (circa 2000s), per tipsters.
Former Child Star Central's most-requested "Whatever happened to...?" star.
Caught on tape at Elvis Week 2007.
Recorded an album of self-written material (circa 2006).
"Not only a good songwriter, but a hell-of-a-character in person!!," per a back-up singer, the singular-named Ginai. (To read Ginai's full take on Butterworth, click here and scroll down to the item, "Adventures with Donna Butterworth." Thanks to reader John Muckleroy Jr. for the lead.)
In an interview with an Elvis fan magazine, one tipster reported, Butterworth talked about working with Lewis and Presley, but didn't talk about why she left acting, or what she's doing now (circa 2005).
Golden Globe nominee as Best New Star for The Family Jewels (1966).
TV/film career lasted all of two years. Her final credit, per IMDb.com, came in 1967.
Sightings (submitted by you, the fans):
Almost as Good as an Elvis Sighting
"Donna [Butterworth] was sighted at Elvis Week in Memphis on August 18, 2007, signing autographs on her book." (Posted: August 2007)
A Would-Be Artiste?
"I was a student employee in the admissions office of a community college on Oahu in the mid-70s. As I was born and raised in the Islands, I knew who she was when she handed me her enrollment application. I believe she took a couple of art classes." (Posted: January 2007)
As Good a Guess as Any
"In 1966-67, I lived on Oahu, Hawaii, and I used to see Donna Butterworth at a supermarket that we went to. I assume she grew up, got married, had kids and still lives in Hawaii. But that is just conjecture." (Posted: April 2006)
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