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Donna Reed

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Birth Name: Donna Reed
Born: 01/27/1921
Birth Place: Denison, Iowa, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 01/14/1986

Donna Reed was born Donna Belle Mullenger in the small Iowa town of Dennison on Jan. 27, 1924. The first-born of five children, she grew up on her father's farm and was raised with her siblings in the Methodist faith. Reed attended Denison High School, graduating at the top of her class and winning the title of Beauty Queen. She had hoped to attend college with an aim toward becoming a teacher, but the family lacked sufficient funds to send her. On the advice of an aunt, Reed headed for Los Angeles, where secretarial courses at Los Angeles City College cost five dollars a semester. While a student at LACC, Reed participated in campus dramatics and was crowned Campus Queen. Scouts from the Ho... Continue Bio >>

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