Three people born on October 17th appeared in films with Donna Reed.
Spring Byington (October 17, 1886 – September 7, 1971) is best known for her seven-year run on radio and television as the star of December Bride. She appeared with Donna Reed in Faithful In My Fashion (1946).
Marsha Hunt (October 17, 1917) is a retired actress, model, and activist, with a career spanning over 70 years. She was blacklisted by Hollywood film studio executives in the 1950s during McCarthyism. She is one of the last surviving actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She appeared with Donna Reed in The Human Comedy (1943).
Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was a four-time Academy Award nominee. Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was one of the original method actors in Hollywood. He appeared with Donna Reed in From Here To Eternity.