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Donna Reed

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Biography

The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1945

Source: Wikipedia

Donna Reed (born Donna Belle Mullenger; January 27, 1921 – January 14, 1986) was an American film and television actress and producer. Her career spanned over forty years, with appearances in over forty films. She is well known for her role as Mary Hatch Bailey in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. In 1953, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene Burke in the war drama From Here to Eternity.

Fact file

  • Born: Donna Belle Mullenger January 27, 1921 Denison, Iowa, U.S.
  • Died: January 14, 1986 (aged 64) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
  • Resting place: Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1941–1985
  • Spouse(s): William J. Tuttle (m. 1943; div. 1945) Tony Owen (m. 1945; div. 1971) Grover Asmus (m. 1974–86)
  • Children: 4

Read more about Donna Reed at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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