From soap commercial to The Donna Reed Show


Carole Wells and Shelly Fabares
Carole Wells and Shelley Fabares

Carole Wells (born August 31, 1942).

Carole Wells is an American actress, opera singer, producer, and author who started her career at age 12 in a commercial for Dial soap.


She went on to appear in two episodes of The Donna Reed Show: “Mary’s Crusade” (Season 2, Episode 33) and “Love’s Sweet Awakening” (Season 2, Episode 36.)


She has appeared in over one hundred television shows, including co-starring in the TV series, National Velvet (1960), and Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966).