Over the decades, she appeared in many other sitcoms, sometimes recurring, but always working.
At 19 years old, amid the height of the show's popularity, Donahue became a married woman.
Other film appearances included with , with , with , and with.
Then of course came Father Knows Best in 1954, the appeal of which she had gotten right from the start.
Between 1960 and 1962, he appeared on seven television series including Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Bachelor Father and the 1961 film The Explosive Generation.