I’ve never given much thought to Donna Reed. I just assumed that she was on the Donna Reed Show & that’s why she was famous. I’ve watched about fifteen minutes of the Donna Reed show & it is nowhere near as entertaining as Rory & Lorelai made it when they were putting words in the characters mouth. As a side note, that’s another way that I’m a Gilmore. Whenever I’m bored with a show I mute it & then make up how the dialogue should be.
If it wasn’t for Gilmore Girls I never would’ve thought about Donna Reed. The other day I was watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” & I wondered who played Mary. Apparently, it’s Donna Reed. She was also in “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. That’s not a complete list of her work, those are just the ones I recognized. It would make sense that she would have to be a big film star before they gave her a show. According to Rory, Donna was one of the first women TV executives.