From doctor to attorney


Donna Reed and Carl Betz
Donna Reed and Carl Betz

Carl Betz (March 9, 1921 – January 18, 1978).

Carl Lawrence Betz was an American stage, film, and television actor. He is best remembered for playing Donna Reed's television husband, Dr. Alex Stone, from 1958 to 1966 in the ABC sitcom The Donna Reed Show.


Between 1967 and 1969, Betz played defense attorney Clinton Judd in ABC's courtroom drama Judd, for the Defense, winning an Emmy Award in 1969 for his work on that series.