The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy, Family

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The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in... See full summary »

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  • The Donna Reed Show (1958)
  • Donna Reed and Carl Betz in The Donna Reed Show (1958)
  • Shelley Fabares in The Donna Reed Show (1958)
  • Donna Reed in The Donna Reed Show (1958)
  • Carl Betz in The Donna Reed Show (1958)
  • Donna Reed and Esther Williams in The Donna Reed Show (1958)

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13 August 1999 | Kirasjeri
Although it lasted in the Sixties, this was the typical family Pleasantiville-style sitcom of the Fifties, along with Leave it to Beaver, Ozzie and Harriet, My Three Sons, and Father Knows Best. Reed's career was on a downturn, so this series was designed as a vehicle for her - and hence the uniquely egocentric title! Can you imagine "Beaver" being called "The Barbara Billingsley Show"? Donna was, admittedly, in the center of things more, and solved all manner of family crisis. The son, Paul Peterson, is now an advocate for child actors, and Shelley Fabares, who had a hit song during this series' run ("Johnny Angel"), had a career that went from teen idol to mature beauty in "Coach". The father was a doctor - at least he had a job unlike the goofy Ozzie! A somewhat contrived and formula show even by Fifties standards, but still a pleasant and wholesome series - unlike the smutty, cynical, and mean-spirited sitcoms of more recent times of which I have little use.

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