Updated: 04/12/2019 02:17 PM | First Published: 04/12/2019 10:58 AM

Career of Midge Kelsey (Ann McCrea)

Ann McCrea turning back sitting in the driver sit of a car
Ann McCrea is an American actress, best known for appearing as Midge Kelsey in ABC’s The Donna Reed ShowBorn on February 25, 1931, she grew up in DuBois in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career

Young and beautiful Ann McCrea
She initially worked as a model in New York. She landed her first role in TV series, Death Valley DaysDuring the 50s, she appeared in a few movies, including Sweethearts on Parade and About Mrs. LeslieShe also had small roles in a few TV shows, including The Man Behind the Badge and The Bob Cummings Show.

Donna Reed Show and Midge Kelsey

Carl Betz, Donna Reed, Ann McCrea & Bob Crane eating popcorn
During the late 50s, Ann guest starred twice on the crime drama, State Trooper. She also appeared as Margo Winter Garvin in the CBS legal drama, Perry MasonIn 1963, she joined the cast of The Donna Reed Show.

She portrayed the role of Midge Kelsey in sixty-nine episodes from 1963 to 1966. Her last film credits were in the 1967 westerns, Welcome to Hard Times and The War Wagon.
Ann McCrea with Mike Connors in romantic mood
She appeared three times on the Brian Keith’s CBS sitcom, Family Affair, and five times on Fred MacMurray's CBS sitcom, My Three SonsHer last acting credit was in 1971 episode Dodie Goes Downtown of My Three Sons.  

She took retirement from acting in the mid-70s and has been involved in the Donna Reed Festival since its establishment in 1986. She is a member of the director of the board of Donna Reed Foundation.

Where is She Now?

McCrea currently resides in Westlake Village, on the Los Angeles/Ventura county border with her husband, Gerald Borden.