Donna Reed & James Stewart in 'It's A Wonderful Life', by Capra, 1946. "Wyler's 'The Best Years of Our Lives' was shot at the same time. Both films are optimistic, though both try to show an undercurrent of trouble within post-WWII society; In Capra's film, the character played by Jimmy Stewart nearly loses everything through a freakish chain of bad luck but finally recover through the help of this friends and neighbors"
Donna Reed (actress) - Died January 14, 1986. Born January 27, 1921. American film and television actress and producer. Starred in It's a Wonderful Life. The second Miss Ellie on Dallas, briefly married to William Tuttle. Her other noted film roles are The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Backlash, From Here To Eternity. . . . Her well known television series was The Donna Reed Show.