Dona Drake

Nov 15, 1914

Bio: Vivacious, volatile Mexico-born singer/actress Dona Drake first gained fame as a band singer; using the name Rita Rio. She was featured in several musical short subjects, and offered a delightful rendition of "The Gypsy from Poughkeepsie" in the 1941 Columbia two-reeler Fresh as a Freshman. Signed by Paramount in 1941, she changed her professional name to Dona… More


Dona Drake Videos

Road To Morocco
2 minutes 11 seconds
Kansas City Confidential
2 minutes 5 seconds
The Girl From Jones Beach
2 minutes 10 seconds
Star Spangled Rhythm
2 minutes 17 seconds
Louisianna Purchase
3 minutes 44 seconds

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