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Donna Reed Show on DVD:

Season One (1958)
Season Two (1959)
Season Three (1960)
Season 4: The Lost Episodes (1961)


Buy Donna Reed Movies



Donna Reed CD
Donna Reed's Dinner Party - CD



My Dad - Paul Petersen
My Dad/Lollipops and Roses
Paul Petersen- CD



Donna Reed Show
on DVD:


Season One (1958)
Season Two (1959)
Season Three (1960)
Season Four   (1961)

Donna Reed Show

11/24/58 - 11/3/1966
ABC 30 minutes
Black and White
275 episodes

Donna Reed

Donna Reed Show Cast

Donna Reed as Donna Stone
Carl Betz as Dr. Alex Stone
Shelley Fabares as Mary Stone (1958-1963)
Paul Petersen as Jeff Stone
Patti Petersen as Trish Stone (1963-1966)
Bob Crane as Dr. Dave Kelsey (1963-1965)
Ann McCrea as Midge Kelsey (1963-1966)
Janet Langard as Karen Holmby (1964-1965)
Darryl Richard as Smitty (1965-1966)

Donna Reed Show Theme Song

"Happy Days" by William Loose and John Seely





Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Best of Shelley Fabares - CD


External Links
TV Guide's Donna Reed Page, with TV Listings, Photos, Videos, Exclusive News and More.

Donna Reed Show Tidbits

The Stone family lived in Hilldale. Alex (Carl Betz) was a pediatrician who had his office in the house. Donna (Donna Reed) and Alex had been married for 15 years when the show began and they had two kids, Mary (Shelley Fabares), who was three years older, and Jeff (Paul Petersen).

Mary goes off to college in 1962 and Jeff followed two season later. Paul Petersen's real life sister, Patty joins the cast as Trish, an eight year old orphan who wants to live with the Stones and gets her wish.

In 1962 Columbia Pictures, under their Colpix label, set Stu Phillips about the task of producing hit singles for the teenage stars of the show. The result was Shelley Fabares' '62 hit Johnny Angel, and Petersen's '63 hit, My Dad.

Among the celebs who made their first major TV appearances on the show:
John Astin ("Mouse at Play" 5/10/61)
James Darren ("April Fool" 1/4/59)
George Hamilton ("Have Fun" 4/2/59)

The show was produced by Reed's husband, Tony Owen.

Passings

Donna Reed died in 1986 of a pancreatic cancer, and Betz in 1978 of lung cancer.





Donna reed Show - Paul Petersen
From the William Sasser collection
Paul Petersen
1983 Ashveille Film Festival

Shelley Fabares

Donna Reed Show Trivia

Donna Stone's maiden name was Mullenger and she was from Denison Iowa, which was Donna Reed's real name and real home town!

Donna Reed was married to the executive producer of the show, Tony Owen, but they were divorced in 1971. She married Grover Asmus in 1974.
 

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