Donna Reed

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January 27, 1921 – January 14, 1986

Donna Belle Mullenger was born in Iowa, moved to Los Angeles to attend college and accidentally became a Hollywood superstar. After being noticed on stage in school productions, she was offered a number of screen tests and eventually a contract with MGM studios. She changed her name to Donna Reed and went on to star in immortal classic films like From Here to Eternity (for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress) and It’s a Wonderful Life opposite Jimmy Stewart. Reed also found success on television with The Donna Reed Show, which ran on ABC for 8 years. After more than 40 years in Hollywood, Reed was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died after a 3 month battle.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Section D, #110; In the center of the large middle lawn section, Donna is buried just a few rows south of Natalie Wood, and just a few spaces to the right of Sammy Cahn.

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