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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)

Filmography

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 1983 Deadly Lessons (TV Movie)
Miss Wade
 1979 The Best Place to Be (TV Movie)
Sheila Callahan
 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 Backlash
Karyl Orton
 1956 Ransom!
Edith Stannard
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story
Alice Hammond
 1955 Tales of Hans Anderson (TV Series)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lydia Campbell
- Portrait of Lydia (1954) ... Lydia Campbell
 1954 Three Hours to Kill
Laurie Mastin
 1954 They Rode West
Laurie MacKaye
 1953 Gun Fury
Jennifer Ballard
 1953 Trouble Along the Way
Alice Singleton
 1952 Hangman's Knot
Molly Hull
 1952 Castle in the Air
Donna Reed (uncredited)
 1952 Scandal Sheet
Julie Allison
 1951 Saturday's Hero
Melissa
 1949 Chicago Deadline
Rosita Jean d'Ur
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Jean 'Chunky' Kendrick
 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
 1942 Personalities (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Barbara Lawry
 1942 Mokey
Anthea Delano
 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
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Self (19 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (25 credits)

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Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What kind of bra will you be wearing today, honey?' That was always the area of big decision - from the neck to the navel. See more »

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 Lidia 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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