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Marking The 100th Anniversary Of The Birth Of Academy Award-Winning Actress, Donna Reed

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Actor Montgomery Clift and Donna Reed appear in a scene from the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity." (AP Photo)

This Wednesday, January 27, 2021, will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of iconic actress Donna Reed. Originally from Denison, Iowa, Reed’s career spanned 40 years. She was beloved for "The Donna Reed Show," on television, her Academy Award-winning role in "From Here to Eternity," and the classic holiday film "It’s A Wonderful Life." Reed played Mary Hatch Bailey.

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Photograph of Donna Reed provided by her daughter, Mary Owen.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Donna Reed’s daughter, Mary Owen, to help us get to know the life and legacy Reed has left behind.

More information about Donna Reed and her career can be found on the Donna Reed Foundation website.

Guest:

· Mary Owen, daughter of Donna Reed

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa