Donna Reed Biography (1921-1986)

Born Donna Belle Mullenger, January 27, 1921, in Denison, IA; died of complications from pancreatic cancer, in Beverly Hills, CA, January 14, 1986; daughter of William R. and Hazel Mullenger; married William Tuttle, January 30, 1943 (divorced, 1944); married Anthony I. Owen, June 15, 1945 (divorced, 1972) married Grover Asmus (retired U.S. Army colonel), 1975; children: (second marriage) Anthony R., Timothy G., Mary Anne, (adopted) Penny Jane.

Donna Reed was co-chairwoman of the Beverly Hills chapter of Another Mother for Peace in 1970.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Birth Details
January 27, 1921
Denison, Iowa, United States
Death Details
January 14, 1986
Beverly Hills, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • FILM DEBUT--(As Donna Adams) The Get-Away, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
  • The Bugle Sounds, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941.
  • The Courtship of Andy Hardy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941.
  • Shadow of the Thin Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941.
  • Babes on Broadway, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1941.
  • Calling Dr. Gillespie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942.
  • Apache Trail, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942.
  • Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case, 1942.
  • Mokey, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942.
  • Eyes in the Night, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1942.
  • The Human Comedy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1943.
  • Thousands Cheer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1943.
  • See Here, Private Hargrove, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1943.
  • The Man from Down Under, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1943.
  • Mrs. Parkington, 1944.
  • Gentle Annie, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1944.
  • Picture of Dorian Gray, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1944.
  • They Were Expendable, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1945.
  • Faithful in My Fashion, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1946.
  • It's a Wonderful Life, RKO, 1946.
  • Green Dolphin Street, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1947.
  • Beyond Glory, 1947.
  • Chicago Deadline, 1948.
  • Scandal Sheet, 1951.
  • Saturday's Hero, Columbia, 1951.
  • Hangman's Noose, Columbia, 1952.
  • Barbarossa, Columbia, 1952.
  • Raiders of the Seven Seas, 1952.
  • Trouble Along the Way, 1953.
  • The Caddy, 1953.
  • Gun Fury, 1953.
  • Alma, From Here to Eternity, Columbia, 1953.
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1954.
  • The Far Horizons, 1954.
  • Three Hours to Kill, 1954.
  • They Rode West, 1954.
  • Ransom, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1955.
  • The Benny Goodman Story, Universal, 1956.
  • Beyond Mombasa, Columbia, 1957.
  • The Whole Truth, Columbia, 1958.
  • Pepe, Columbia, 1960.
  • "Yellow-Headed Summer" (unreleased), 1974.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
  • Donna Stone, The Donna Reed Show, ABC, 1958-66.
  • replaced Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie, Dallas, CBS, 1984.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • The Love Boat, ABC.
  • The Best Place to Be, 1979.

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