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Donna Reed
Donna Reed

Donna Reed (January 27, 1921 - January 14, 1986).

Donna Reed (born Donna Belle Mullenger) was an American actress. Her career spanned more than 40 years, with performances in more than 40 films. She is well known for her role as Mary Hatch Bailey in Frank Capra's film It's a Wonderful Life (1946). In 1953, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene Burke in the war drama From Here to Eternity.

She is known for her work in television, notably as Donna Stone, a middle-class American mother and housewife in the sitcom The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966), in which her character was more assertive than most other television mothers of the era. Watch a tribute.


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