As such, I sat through it all; surprisingly not nearly as outdated or maudlin as one would expect. The Donna Reed Show drinking game. What age-old TV show box set would be complete without a proper drinking game to go along with the proceedings? She may have beauty and wit but she also tends as often as not to prevaricate in order to get her way or to protect her family.
From the Archives: Donna Reed, Oscar Winner and TV Star, Dies at 64 - Los Angeles Times
Donna Reed, the Iowa farm girl who came west for a nice, steady secretarial job and found stardom instead, died early Tuesday at her Beverly Hills home of pancreatic cancer. She was When doctors decided that little could be done, she was released from the hospital Dec. Her husband, retired Army Col.
A small town - a population of less than 3, people - Denison was located by the Boyer River, and was the county seat of Crawford County. Donna grew up as a farm girl, much like many young girls in western Iowa, except for one thing - Donna was very beautiful. That wasn't to say that others weren't as pretty, it's just that Donna's beauty stood out from all the other local girls, so much so that she won a beauty contest in Denison. Upon graduation from high school Donna left for college in Los Angeles, in the hopes of eventually entering movies. While at Los Angeles City College, she pursued her dream by participating in several college stage productions.
Donna Reed, the Academy Award-winning actress who starred in more than 40 movies and portrayed the quintessential mother and wife of middle America on television's ''Donna Reed Show'' in the 's and 60's, died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif. She was 64 years old. The malignancy was discovered during tests for the ulcer condition. In the Hollywood of the late 's, the name Donna Reed represented the perennial ingenue, a symbol of gentle femininity, just as the name Jimmy Stewart was shorthand for the slighty befuddled but noble American male.