Barbara edged her out
May 16, 1961: The 13th Annual Emmy Awards airs.
The 13th Emmy Awards were held on May 16, 1961, at the Moulin Rouge Night Club in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was moderated by Dick Powell.
The Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead) was awarded to Barbara Stanwyck as herself on The Barbara Stanwyck Show, (NBC).
Donna Reed was nominated for her role as Donna Stone on The Donna Reed Show, (ABC), and Loretta Young as herself on The Loretta Young Show, (NBC).