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Donna Reed
Birth: Jan. 27, 1921
Denison
Crawford County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1986
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actress. Born Donnabelle Mullenger, she was attending Los Angeles City College when she gave an impressive screen test for MGM Studios and was signed to a contract. She made her screen debut in "The Getaway" (1941), followed by supporting roles in "Apache Trail" (1942), "Gentle Annie" (1944), "They Were Expendable" (1945), "It's A Wonderful Life" (1946) and "Scandal Sheet" (1952). In 1953, she was awarded the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Alma, the dancehall girl in the film "From Here To Eternity". Her other credits included "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1954), "The Far Horizons" (1955), "The Benny Goodman Story" (1956), "Ransom" (1956) and "The Whole Truth" (1958). For television, she is best remembered for her own series "The Donna Reed Show" from 1958 to 1966. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Richard Mullenger (1893 - 1981)
  Hazel Jane Shives Mullenger (1899 - 1975)
 
 Spouses:
  Grover Woodrow Asmus (1926 - 2003)*
  William Tuttle (1912 - 2007)*
 
 Sibling:
  Donna Reed (1921 - 1986)
  William Lee Mullenger (1927 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
 
Burial:
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section D, #110
GPS (lat/lon): 34.05912, -118.44157
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1172
Donna Reed
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Donna Reed
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As I Watch It's A Wonderful Life for the 30th time.I see the most beautiful actress of the 1940's and beyond.You are heavens rose forever
- Lawn skipper
 Added: Dec. 13, 2014
My favorite movie is on now Its a Wonderful Life. I love it when Mary said "I will love you until the day I die" to teenage George Bailey
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 6, 2014
Your Movies continue to touch lives. It's A Wonderful Life as Mary is playing tonight. It is a Classic Movie.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 6, 2014
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