Donna Reed
Actress
Donna Reed
Donna Reed was an American film and television actress. With appearances in over 40 films, Reed received the 1953 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene in the war drama From Here to Eternity. She is noted for her role in the perennial Christmas favorite It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
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Princeton exhibition proves watercolorists to be 'In Step With Nature' - The Times of Trenton - NJ.com
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Donna Reed, on the other hand, presents the luscious bounty of a New Jersey garden in “Cream Bouquet.” This is a bouquet of large creamy roses, the close view of them feeling intimate and voluptuous. The variety of approaches to the theme of the
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City Council To Hold Two Additional Public Hearings On Redistricting - Patch.com
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6 at 7 pm at Albert Einstein Medical Center's Gouley Auditorium, 5501 Old York Rd. This hearing is sponsored by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller and Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco. Council held their first public hearing on the issue Aug. 16, at City Hall,
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At Large with Tom Williams > A look at some films & film classics - Shore News Today
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Also features Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and a great lineup of character actors. Stewart was nominated for an Oscar as best actor (Fredric March won for The Best Years of Our Lives). Vertigo (1958). Another Hitchcock classic
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Auditions Set for 'It's a Wonderful Life' - Patch.com
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Barrington Community Theatre is holding auditions for "It's a Wonderful Life," the classic Christmas movie starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore and directed by Frank Capra. Auditions start Sept. 12 at Barrington Middle School
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Restoring The Retro House
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IN early 2008, Stephan Edwards bought an apartment in Palm Springs, Calif., and over the next four months he restored the bathroom, using fixtures dating to circa 1958, the year the building was constructed. When he finished, he sent photos to the one person he knew would truly appreciate his efforts: Pam Kueber at retrorenovation.com. Helen
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Hey Tehachapi! someone is stealing precious fruit - Tehachapi News
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My favorite movie of all time is “The Human Comedy” starring Mickey Rooney, Van Johnson and Donna Reed. It was made in the 40's about a family near Tehachapi struggling to keep their family together during World War II
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Prairie Meadows: Two Iowa Classic Night races stand out - Daily Racing Form
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The races that start and finish the stakes program, the $75000 Iowa Cradle and the $85000 Donna Reed, carry significant intrigue. The Iowa Cradle, a six-furlong juvenile event which drew six geldings and one colt, brings forth a rematch between
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Two Candidates File Nomination Petitions for the 8th District - Patch.com
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No Republican has sought the seat being vacated by the retiring Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller. According to the office of the Philadelphia Board of Elections, Rudnick submitted a petition with 967 signatures, and Foster's petition contained 875
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Reeds plead guilty - Ledger Independent
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Following a Buffalo Trace Gateway Area Narcotics Task Force investigation, Jerry and Donna Reed were arrested and charged with a variety of crimes in Robertson County Circuit Court. In addition to drug sales attributed to the couple, a truckload of
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Politicians start picking sides on a controversial Germantown development - Newsworks.org
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Outgoing Eighth District City Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller has also had an unclear role in the Chelten Plaza project. Miller met with Burns about the development last summer, and through a spokesperson, she admitted knowing that the old Fresh Grocer
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Family of twin Fort McMurray homicide victims denies gang involvement - Vancouver Sun
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The media stories were based on comments from 17-year-old Will and James Beck's grandmother, who lives in Newfoundland, hadn't seen them in 10 years, the boys' aunt Donna Reed said Friday. Police have not commented on what caused the fatal fight or any
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Icon series comes to Denison - Sioux City Journal
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DENISON, Iowa -- The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts is presenting a newly created "American Icon Series," which features five Chautauqua-style events and runs from July 2011 to February 2012. Each performance will begin at 7 pm at the
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Donna Reed Foundation to offer shows - 1380 KCIM
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Denison, Iowa -- The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts will be hosting 5 shows through February that highlight some of the iconic figures in American history. Tim Tracy, Managing Director says its part of the new American Icon Series
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Donna Reed
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 65
    Donna Reed died of pancreatic cancer in Beverly Hills, California, on January 14, 1986, 13 days shy of her 65th birthday.
    More Details Hide Details She had been diagnosed with the illness three months earlier and told it was at a terminal stage. Her remains are interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. "Reed definitely became my second mother. She was a role model and remains so to this day. I still periodically hear her voice in my head when I am making a decision about doing something, I hear her urging me on to make the stronger decision of the two. I just adored her." Fabares also described Reed as "a real Iowa girl. There is a bedrock decency to people in the Midwest. They are thoughtful and ready to help you if something needs to be done. She never lost that Midwest girl."
  • 1985
    Age 64
    Reed failed in attempts to stop the 1985–86 season from going into production while she tried to get reinstated in the role of Miss Ellie.
    More Details Hide Details She sued for breach of contract, later settling out of court for over $1 million.
    When Bel Geddes agreed to return to the role for the 1985–86 season, Reed was abruptly fired.
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  • 1984
    Age 63
    Of the show, Reed explained in a 1984 interview,
    More Details Hide Details "One of the main reasons Dallas is successful is the family. They all stick together. They may squabble, but they pull for one another and live under one roof, which is really tribal, and it's not true anymore! And I think deep down, everyone misses that."
    In the 1984–85 season of the television series Dallas, Reed replaced Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie Ewing.
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    In a 1984 television interview, Reed said of her show, "I felt that I was making, for women, a statement.
    More Details Hide Details This mother was not stupid. She wasn't domineering, but she was bright and I thought rather forward-thinking, happily married." In a 2008 interview, Paul Petersen (who played her son Jeff Stone in the series) said, "That's what the show was really about, the importance of family. That's where life's lessons are transmitted, generation to generation. There's a certain way in which these are transmitted, with love and affection." Petersen also stated that "Donna Reed Show depicts a better time and place. It has a sort of level of intelligence and professionalism that is sadly lacking in current entertainment products. The messages it sent out were positive and uplifting. The folks you saw were likable, the family was fun, the situations were familiar to people. It provided 22-and-a-half-minutes of moral instruction and advice on how to deal with the little dilemmas of life."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1979
    Age 58
    In a 1979 interview, Reed, who had raised four children, responded, "I played a strong woman who could manage her family.
    More Details Hide Details That was offensive to a lot of people."
  • FORTIES
  • 1971
    Age 50
    After 26 years of marriage, Reed and Owen divorced in 1971.
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  • 1968
    Age 47
    In addition to opposing the Vietnam War, Reed also opposed nuclear power plants. She supported Democratic Senator Eugene McCarthy from Minnesota in the 1968 presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details He was a strong anti-war advocate.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 37
    From 1958 to 1966, Reed starred in The Donna Reed Show, a television series produced by her then-husband, Tony Owen.
    More Details Hide Details The show featured her as Donna Stone, the wife of pediatrician Alex Stone (Carl Betz) and mother of Jeff (Paul Petersen) and Mary Stone (Shelley Fabares). The show ran for eight seasons on ABC. Reed won a Golden Globe Award and earned four Emmy Award nominations for her work on the series. Reed described her show as " a realistic picture of small town life with an often humorous twist. Our plots revolve around the most important thing in America—a loving family." In the show, Reed's character, Donna Stone, is a loving mother and wife, but also a strong, smart woman with feelings and a sense of humor. But some feminists criticized the show, asserting that it promoted submissiveness among housewives.
  • 1953
    Age 32
    The role earned Reed an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for 1953.
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    In 1953, Reed played the role of Alma "Lorene" Burke, girlfriend of Montgomery Clift's character, in the World War II drama From Here to Eternity.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 28
    In 1949 she expressed a desire for better roles.
    More Details Hide Details Several years later, she performed in Scandal Sheet (1952).
  • 1946
    Age 25
    In 1946, she was lent to RKO Pictures for the role of Mary Bailey in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life.
    More Details Hide Details The film has since been named as one of the 100 best American films ever made by the American Film Institute and is regularly aired on television during the Christmas season. Following the release of It's a Wonderful Life, Reed appeared in Green Dolphin Street (1947) with Lana Turner and Van Heflin.
  • 1945
    Age 24
    After they divorced, in 1945 she married producer Tony Owen (b. 1907–d.1984).
    More Details Hide Details They raised four children together: Penny Jane, Anthony, Timothy, and Mary Anne (the two older children were adopted).
    In 1945, Reed struggled with an English accent and with a passive, underwritten role as Gladys Hallward in the first cinema adaptation of the Oscar Wilde novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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  • 1943
    Age 22
    From 1943 to 1945, Reed was married to make-up artist William Tuttle.
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    In 1943, she appeared in The Human Comedy with Mickey Rooney, and in They Were Expendable in 1945.
    More Details Hide Details Her "girl-next-door" good looks and warm onstage personality made her a popular pin-up for many GIs during World War II. She personally answered letters from many GIs serving overseas.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1941
    Age 20
    In 1941 after signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Reed made her film debut in The Get-Away opposite Robert Sterling; she was billed as Donna Adams.
    More Details Hide Details MGM soon changed her name to Donna Reed, as there was anti-German feeling during World War II. She starred in The Courtship of Andy Hardy and had a supporting role with Edward Arnold in Eyes in the Night (1942).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Age 0
    Born on January 27, 1921.
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