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Mrs. Donovan

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Mrs. Donovan was the wife of American industrialist Walter Donovan until 1938.

Biography Edit

Mrs. Donovan once hosted a cocktail party with her husband in Manhattan in 1938. She reminded her husband to return to the party instead of showing archaeologist Indiana Jones some of his private artifacts.

Mrs. Donovan was widowed following Walter's death at the Temple of the Sun that same year.

Behind the scenes Edit

Mrs. Donovan was portrayed by Isla Blair in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In real life, Blair is the wife of Julian Glover (who portrays Walter Donovan), and in the film credits was credited as simply "Mrs. Glover".

During the development of the film's original script, written by Jeffrey Boam, Mrs. Donovan was originally going to be named Mrs. Chandler, because Walter Donovan's original name was originally set to be Walter Chandler, and she was supposed to be widowed after Walter's death falling off a cliff in the Republic of Hatay. However, as Walter's name and fate were changed, Mrs. Chandler became Mrs. Donovan and she widowed after Walter's death for drinking from the False Grail in the Republic of Hatay.[1][2]

It remains unknown whether or not Mrs. Donovan knew of her husband's Nazi affiliations. Also, it remains unknown what happened to her following the death of her husband, but it seems that she inherited the money of Walter and continued to make donations to the National Museum or simply remarried and moved.


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