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Also Known As: Died: January 14, 1986
Born: January 27, 1921 Cause of Death: pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Denison, Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Deadly Lessons (1983) as Miss Wade
An exclusive prep school for girls, under headmistress Donna Reed (in an infrequent acting appearance), is terrorized by a crazed killer who is systematically murdering the students one by one.
2.
Pepe (1961) as
When is beloved horse is stolen and sold to a movie star, a young man travels to Hollywood.
3.
The Whole Truth (1958) as Carol Poulton
A woman tries to prove her cheating husband didn't murder his mistress.
4.
Beyond Mombasa (1957) as Ann Wilson
Cornel Wilde, Donna Reed, Leo Genn, Ron Randell, Christopher Lee, Dan Jackson. Cornel Wilde goes to Africa to help his brother mine uranium but, upon arrival, he discovers that his sibling has been murdered by a quasi-religious cult called The Leopard Men. Or at least that's what his late brother's two unscrupulous partners tell him.
5.
Backlash (1956) as Karyl Orton
Jim Slater's father (whom he never knew) died in the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, and Jim is searching for the one survivor, who supposedly went for help but disappeared with a lot of gold. In the process, he gets several people gunning for him, and he keeps meeting liberated woman Karyl Orton, who may be on a similar mission. Renewed Apache hostilities and an impending range war provide complications.
6.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956) as Alice Hammond
The legendary band leader fights to make swing acceptable.
7.
Ransom! (1956) as Edith Stannard
A wealthy couple tries to cope with the press and the police when their son is kidnapped.
8.
The Far Horizons (1955) as Sacajawea
Romanticized version of Lewis and Clarks voyage of discovery through the American West.
9.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) as Marion Ellswirth
A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress.
10.
Three Hours to Kill (1954) as Laurie Mastin
After escaping a lynch mob, an innocent man returns to find out who framed him for murder.
11.
They Rode West (1954) as Laurie MacKaye
A Cavalry doctor defies orders to treat Native Americans.
12.
The Caddy (1953) as Kathy Taylor
A master golfer suffering from performance anxiety caddies for a man he''s taught everything.
13.
Trouble Along the Way (1953) as Alice Singleton
A famous football coach uses underhanded means to turn a bankrupt college's team into winners.
14.
From Here to Eternity (1953) as Alma, also known as Lorene
Enlisted men in Hawaii fight for love and honor on the eve of World War II.
15.
Gun Fury (1953) as Jennifer Ballard
A cowboy trails the outlaws who kidnapped his fiancee during a stagecoach robbery.
16.
Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953) as Alida
A legendary pirate captures a Spanish galleon and tries to claim a countess as his bride.
17.
Scandal Sheet (1952) as Julie Allison
A tabloid editor assigns a young reporter to solve a murder the editor committed himself.
18.
Hangman's Knot (1952) as Molly Hull
Rebel soldiers raid a Union gold shipment, then learn the Civil War has been over for a month.
19.
Saturday's Hero (1951) as Melissa
A college athlete finds his life consumed by football.
20.
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Rosita Jean d'Ur
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
21.
Beyond Glory (1948) as Ann Daniels
Thinking he may have caused the death of his commanding officer Captain Daniels in Tunisia, Rocky visits Daniels' widow. She falls for him, he falls for her, she encourages him to go to West Point. While there he faces serious disciplinary review for having forced a plebe into resigning. He may even be court-martialled.
22.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) as Marguerite Patourel
In 19th-century New Zealand, two sisters compete for the same man against a backdrop of political unrest and natural disaster.
23.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) as Mary Hatch [Bailey]
George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrficed his education for his brother's, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.
24.
Faithful in My Fashion (1946) as Jean Kendrick
A sailor on leave causes problems at the department store his girlfriend manages.
25.
They Were Expendable (1945) as Lt. Sandy Davyss
A Navy commander fights to prove the battle-worthiness of the PT boat at the start of World War II.
26.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as Gladys Hallward
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
27.
Gentle Annie (1944) as Mary Lingen
A frontierswoman turns her family into a band of bank robbers.
28.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander's daughter.
29.
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944) as Carol Holliday
A green recruit has a series of madcap adventures in the Army.
30.
The Man from Down Under (1943) as Mary Wilson
A World War I veteran sneaks two orphans back to his native Australia.
31.
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Marcia Bradburn
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
32.
The Human Comedy (1943) as Bess Macauley
A small-town telegraph boy deals with the strains of growing up during World War II.
33.
The Bugle Sounds (1942) as Sally Hanson
An old-time cavalry sergeant's resistance to change could cost him his post.
34.
The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) as Melodie Nesbit
A teenager dates a girl whose parents' divorce is being decided by his father.
35.
Babes on Broadway (1942) as Secretary
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
36.
Apache Trail (1942) as Rosalia Martinez
An outlaw and his brother are on opposite sides of a stagecoach robbery.
37.
Mokey (1942) as Anthea Delano
A newlywed tries to deal with her troubled stepchild.
38.
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Marcia Bradburn
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
39.
Eyes in the Night (1942) as Barbara Lawry
Blind detective Duncan Maclain gets mixed up with enemy agents and murder when he tries to help an old friend with a rebellious stepdaughter.
40.
The Get-Away (1941) as Maria Theresa O'Reilly
A jailed cop befriends a mob chieftain and stages a breakout with him.
41.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) as Molly [Ford]
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.

Cast (special)

42.
American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982)
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.

Cast (special)

43.
Best Place to Be, The (1979) as Sheila Callahan
A lavish romantic drama in true Ross Hunter style about a young widow whose life is complicated by a hippie daughter, a rebellious teenage son and an ill-starred love affair with a younger man -- and then a former suitor comes back into the picture. The film not only marked Donna Reed's TV movie debut but also brought her back to television after a twelve-year absence.

Cast (short)

44.
Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
45.
Personalities (1942)
This short film showcases new studio talents for MGM.

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