The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

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Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like... See full summary »

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 Donna Stone (275 episodes, 1958-1966)
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 Jeff Stone (275 episodes, 1958-1966)
Carl Betz ...
 Dr. Alex Stone (272 episodes, 1958-1966)
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 Mary Stone (192 episodes, 1958-1965)
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Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in a rebellious youth or when Donna tries to patch up marital spats among friends. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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24 September 1958 (USA)  »

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Of the numerous family oriented situation comedies of the 1950s and early 60s, this show was the first one where the mother was the star of the show. See more »

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The Donna Reed Show
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The quintessential housewife and perfect mother, Donna Reed (as Donna Stone) could do it all. Settle spats between the children or neighbors, take care of her hard-working pipe-smoking pediatrician husband, Alex, and still have a stack of pancakes, three types of breakfast meat, and a tall glass of milk and OJ ready for the kids every morning before breakfast.

Over the course of the past fifty years, we've lost sight of the idealistic stay-at-home mom, family meals together at the kitchen table, and preparing dinner for a hard-working husband when he comes home from work.

I wish the show were available on DVD- I'd discontinue my cable altogether!


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