Donna Reed

Donna Reed was born on 1921-01-27 at . Her net worth is $10 Million. She is American born Film and television actress, producer. She has been seen in movies “Calling Dr. Gillespie” (1942), “See Here, Private Hargrove” (1944), “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945), “It's a Wonderful Life” (1946), “From Here to Eternity” (1953).

Facts of Donna Reed

Full NameDonna Reed
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 27, 1921
Age99 years 10 months
Height1.61 m
ProfessionFilm and television actress, producer
EducationDenison (Iowa) High School, Los Angeles City College
SpouseGrover Asmus (m. 1974–1986, her death), Tony Owen (m. 1945–1971), William J. Tuttle (m. 1943–1945)
ChildrenAnthony Owen, Mary Anne Owen, Penny Jane Owen, Timothy Owen
ParentsHazel Jane (née Shives), William Richard Mullenger
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actress (1953), Golden Globe Award - Best TV Star (1963), Golden Apple Awards (1964)
NominationsTV Land Awards, Emmy Awards
Movies“Calling Dr. Gillespie” (1942), “See Here, Private Hargrove” (1944), “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945), “It's a Wonderful Life” (1946), “From Here to Eternity” (1953)
TV Shows“The Donna Reed Show” (1958-1966), “Dallas” (1978-1991), “The Love Boat” (1984)
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Quotes of Donna Reed

1When you handle yourself, use your head; when you handle others, use your heart.
2I hope more people decide to become organ donors.
3What we look for in the school is unrealized potential.
4If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commercial insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.
5I've been involved with blood donation since the 1980s because there is a critical need.
6Forty pictures I was in, and all I remember is 'What kind of bra will you be wearing today, honey?' That was always the area of big decision - from the neck to the navel.

Quick Facts of Donna Reed

1Mentioned in the song "Living Dead Girl" by Rob Zombie.
2Attended the LACC Theater Academy. Other alumni include Morgan Freeman, Mark Hamill, Cindy Williams, and Rene Michelle Aranda.
3Is one of 13 actresses who won their Best Supporting Actress Oscars in a movie that also won the Best Picture Oscar (she won for From Here to Eternity (1953)). The others are Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Teresa Wright for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Celeste Holm for Gentleman's Agreement (1947), Mercedes McCambridge for All the King's Men (1949), Eva Marie Saint for On the Waterfront (1954), Rita Moreno for West Side Story (1961), Meryl Streep for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Juliette Binoche for The English Patient (1996), Judi Dench for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago (2002) and Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013).
4Paternal great granddaughter of Richard Bartley Johnston (1833-1913), born in Illinois, and Elizabeth Herner (1841-1917), born in Canada.
5Paternal granddaughter of William G. Mullenger (1857-1934), born in Wisconsin, and Mary Ann Johnston (1864-1955), born in Illinois.
6Daughter of William Richard Mullenger (1893-1981) and Hazel Jane Shives (1899-1975). Both were born and raised in Iowa.
7Maternal granddaughter of Charles (1860-1936) and Mary Etta Petty (1866-1947). Both were born and raised in Illinois.
8She was of English, as well as some German and Irish, ancestry. Some of her forebears were Canadian-born.
9Was the 39th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for From Here to Eternity (1953) at The 26th Annual Academy Awards (1954) on March 25, 1954.
10She was a lifelong Republican.
11Ex-sister-in-law of Thomas Tuttle.
12Had a close relationship with her TV daughter, Shelley Fabares. Was considered by Fabares as her second mother until Reed's death in 1986.
13Although her image was generally associated that of the the squeaky-clean, conservative 1950s housewife and mother, she won her Oscar for From Here to Eternity (1953) for playing a prostitute.
14Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 725-727. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
15In Italy, a great deal of her films were dubbed by Renata Marini and Dhia Cristiani (most notably From Here to Eternity (1953)). Occasionally she was also dubbed by Miranda Bonansea (in Green Dolphin Street (1947)), Rosetta Calavetta and Micaela Giustiniani. The great Lidia Simoneschi also lent her voice to Reed in Frank Capra's much celebrated It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
16The woman on the cover of Rush's Permanent Waves album is modeled after her.
17Learned of her firing from Dallas (1978) from a reporter while on a vacation to Paris. She was in the process of suing the show's producers before her death in January, 1986.
18Four children by husband/producer Tony Owen : Penny Owen, Tony Owen Jr., Timothy Owen and Mary Owen. Two were adopted. Mary, their last child, was born to them in 1957, a year before the start of Donna's classic TV show, which Tony executive produced.
19In the scene from It's a Wonderful Life (1946) where she and James Stewart throw rocks at the old Granville house, director Frank Capra had originally planned to use a double in Donna's place to throw the rock. Miss Reed, however, was an accomplished baseball player in high school and threw very well, as evidenced by her toss in the movie.
20Her last husband Grover Asmus started a program called the Donna Reed Foundation that led to the Donna Reed festival held yearly in Denison, IA. It's a celebration of Donna, and includes classes, performances. Many stars attend such as Shelley Fabares, Debbie Reynolds, and Loren Janes.
21Despite her association with the squeaky-clean and conservative 1950s, Reed became an anti-nuclear activist and anti-Vietnam protester. She also founded the group Another Mother for Peace.

Trademarks of Donna Reed

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Awards of Donna Reed




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