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Donna Reed (I) (1921–1986)


Donna Reed was born in the midwestern town of Denison, Iowa, on January 27, 1921, as Donna Belle Mullenger. A small town - a population of less than 3,000 people - Denison was located by the Boyer River, and was the county seat of Crawford County. Donna grew up as a farm girl, much like many young girls in western Iowa, except for one thing - ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Donna Reed Show
The Donna Reed Show Donna Stone
(1958-1966)
It's a Wonderful Life
(1946)
From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity Alma aka Lorene
(1953)
The Last Time I Saw Paris
The Last Time I Saw Paris Marion Ellswirth
(1954)

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 1984-1985 Dallas (TV Series)
Miss Ellie Ewing
- Swan Song (1985) ... Miss Ellie Ewing
- Deliverance (1985) ... Miss Ellie Ewing
- Deeds and Misdeeds (1985) ... Miss Ellie Ewing
- The Ewing Connection (1985) ... Miss Ellie Ewing
- Terms of Estrangement (1985) ... Miss Ellie Ewing
 1983 Deadly Lessons (TV Movie)
Miss Wade
 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie)
Sheila Callahan
 1958-1966 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Donna Stone
- By-Line--Jeff Stone (1966) ... Donna Stone
- What Price Home? (1966) ... Donna Stone
- No More Parties - Almost (1966) ... Donna Stone
- Is There a Small Hotel? (1966) ... Donna Stone
 1960 Pepe
Donna Reed
 1958 The Whole Truth
Carol Poulton
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Letty Jason
- The Other Side of the Curtain (1957) ... Letty Jason
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Rayna
- Flight from Tormendero (1957) ... Rayna
 1956 Beyond Mombasa
Ann Wilson
 1956 Backlash
Karyl Orton
 1956 Ransom!
Edith Stannard
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story
Alice Hammond
 1955 Tales of Hans Anderson (TV Series)
 1955 The Far Horizons
Sacajawea
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lydia Campbell
- Portrait of Lydia (1954) ... Lydia Campbell
 1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris
Marion Ellswirth
 1954 Three Hours to Kill
Laurie Mastin
 1954 They Rode West
Laurie MacKaye
 1953 Gun Fury
Jennifer Ballard
 1953 The Caddy
Kathy Taylor
 1953 From Here to Eternity
Alma aka Lorene
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Alice Singleton
 1952 Hangman's Knot
Molly Hull
 1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
Donna Reed (uncredited)
 1952 Scandal Sheet
Julie Allison
 1951 Saturday's Hero
Melissa
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Rosita Jean d'Ur
 1948 Beyond Glory
Ann Daniels
 1947 Green Dolphin Street
Marguerite Patourel
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Mary Hatch
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Jean 'Chunky' Kendrick
 1945 They Were Expendable
Lt. Sandy Davyss
 1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Gladys Hallward
 1944 Gentle Annie
Mary Lingen
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove
Carol Holliday
 1943 Thousands Cheer
Customer in Red Skelton Skit
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Mary Wilson
 1943 Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case
Marcia Bradburn
 1943 The Human Comedy
Bess Macauley
 1942 Personalities (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Barbara Lawry
 1942 Apache Trail
Rosalia Martinez
 1942 Calling Dr. Gillespie
Marcia Bradburn
 1942 Mokey
Anthea Delano
 1942 The Courtship of Andy Hardy
Melodie Nesbit
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Sally Hanson
 1941 Babes on Broadway
Jonesy's Secretary (uncredited)
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Molly Ford
 1941 The Getaway
Maria Theresa O'Reilly
 1940 Convicted Woman
Inmate (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Trivia:

In Italy, a great deal of her films were dubbed by Renata Marini and Dhia Cristiani (most notably From Here to Eternity (1953)). Occasionally she was also dubbed by Miranda Bonansea (in Green Dolphin Street (1947)), Rosetta Calavetta and Micaela Giustiniani. The great Lydia Simoneschi also lent her voice to Reed in Frank Capra's much celebrated It's a Wonderful Life (1946). See more »

Trademark:

Toni hairdo

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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