Cathy O'Donnell (1923-1970) studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before embarking on her career on stage and then movies. She was on contract to MGM for her first film, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, playing Wilma Cameron, a high school sweetheart of double amputee. She was loaned out to RKO for one of her most memorable films, Nicholas Ray’ THEY LIVE BY NIGHT (1947) with Farley Granger. Granger and O'Donnell reteamed for the Anthony Mann-directed 1950 noir movie, SIDE STREET. She also appeared in the noirish DETECTIVE STORY with Kirk Douglas.