The career of Midge Kelsey (Ann McCrea)
Ann McCrea is an American actress, best known for appearing as Midge Kelsey in ABC’s The Donna Reed Show. Born on February 25, 1931, she grew up in DuBois in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
She initially worked as a model in New York. She landed her first role in TV series, Death Valley Days. During the 50s, she appeared in a few movies, including Sweethearts on Parade and About Mrs. Leslie. She also had small roles in a few TV shows, including The Man Behind the Badge and The Bob Cummings Show.
Ann McCrea played in Donna Reed Show and Midge Kelsey
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 Mason. In 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.
She appeared three times on the Brian Keith’s CBS sitcom, Family Affair, and five times on Fred MacMurray’s CBS sitcom, My Three Sons. Her last acting credit was in 1971 episode Dodie Goes Downtown of My Three Sons.