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Donna Reed - (born Donna Belle Mullenger) was an American actress best known for her roles in "It's a Wonderful Life", "From Here to Eternity" (for which she won an Academy Award), and "The Donna Reed show" which she co-produced and starred in - a groundbreaking achievement for a woman in the 1950's. Besides acting, Donna also had a love for politics and debate.

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Donna Reed - (born Donna Belle Mullenger) was an American actress best known for her roles in "It's a Wonderful Life", "From Here to Eternity" (for which she won an Academy Award), and "The Donna Reed show" which she co-produced and starred in - a groundbreaking achievement for a woman in the 1950's. Besides acting, Donna also had a love for politics and debate.

Donna Reed (1921-1986), 1940s. She was the star of 'It's A Wonderful Life' (1946) and the Donna Reed Show

Donna Reed (1921-1986), 1940s. She was the star of 'It's A Wonderful Life' (1946) and the Donna Reed Show

They Were Expendable, Donna Reed, 1945 Photo at AllPosters.com

They Were Expendable, Donna Reed, 1945

Donna Reed -- I was appalled when I realized I had left her out. One of the loveliest faces to ever grace the screen. An Oscar winner for "From Here To Eternity." And, of course, "The Donna Reed Show" on television which was a huge hit in the early 60's.

Donna Reed -- I was appalled when I realized I had left her out. One of the loveliest faces to ever grace the screen. An Oscar winner for "From Here To Eternity." And, of course, "The Donna Reed Show" on television which was a huge hit in the early 60's.

DONNA REED  USA...popular american actress of the 40's and 50's remembered for her roles in "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE." AND "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY."also had a successful television show.

DONNA REED USA...popular american actress of the 40's and 50's remembered for her roles in "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE." AND "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY."also had a successful television show.