5 reasons why you should love Donald O’Connor



1. He’s hilarious.


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Make ‘em Laugh goes down in history as one of the best comedic performances ever. Another great example of O’Connor singing, dancing, and getting people laughing is in Anything Goes, where he performs alongside the great Bing Crosby:


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2. He’s great with the ladies.


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Where did you learn to dance? The chemistry between Debbie Reynolds and O’Connor is absolutely palpable in this adorable song from I Love Melvin.

3. He’s great with kids.


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He can tap dance on roller skates – what more do you want from a person, really?

4. He was part of one of the best bromances in the history of cinema.


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Moses supposes that this is awesome.

5. He never let being a third-wheel get him down – and in fact, he owned it.


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So if your best friend is in a relationship (and all but proclaims it from the rooftops), worry not my friend, for you too can channel the talent, laughter and enthusiastic obliviousness of Donald O’Connor.



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