Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Donna Reed, 1921-1986

Today marks the birth anniversary of Donna Reed, who made quite a few movies in the 1940s and 1950s before pretty much leaving movies to do a long-running TV series. Reed won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing Montgomery Clift's girlfriend in From Here to Eternity, but I notice that when I blogged about it I did not use a picture of Reed. So, at left is a photo of her in the movie, in one of the scenes at the New Congress Club where the soldiers go on their leave.

Despite having won the Oscar for From Here to Eternity, that might not be Reed's most famous role, simply because she had the great luck to show up as Jimmy Stewart's wife in the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life.

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