(January 27, 1921 – January 14, 1986)
Donna Reed appeared in over 40 films, receiving the 1953 Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene Burke in the war
drama From Here to Eternity. She is also well known for her role as Mary
Hatch in Frank Capra‘s It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). She worked extensively
in television, notably as Donna Stone, an American middle class mother in
the ABC sitcom The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966), for which she received
the 1963 Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star – Female.