An unlikely role for Donna Reed
August 5, 1953 - “From Here to Eternity” released by Columbia (New York City premiere)
Donna Reed strayed from her typecasting to play a ''hostess'' in a club for soldiers in the 1953 film version of ''From Here to Eternity.'' Her performance won her an Academy Award as best supporting actress.
The film won eight Academy Awards out of 13 nominations, including awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Fred Zinnemann), Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra), and Supporting Actress (Donna Reed).