We boomers have reached the age when a big dose of nostalgia and a sentimental walk down memory lane are one of our favorite pastimes. And, for the first TV generation, reminiscing about the shows from the ‘50s and ‘60s is at the top of the list. When it comes to bringing back fond memories, you can’t get much better than early TV. Not only did the family-themed programs supply us with hours of entertainment, they also provided role models and life lessons to guide us through our formative years.
Moreover, the stars of these shows left an indelible mark on our childhood. Many still hold a special place in our hearts. And none is more special than one of our all-time favorite TV moms, Donna Reed. We are, therefore, thrilled to have Mary Owen, her daughter in real life, share favorite memories of her mom as our guest on Feisty Side of Fifty Radio.
Donna initially made her name and her career starring in some of the most important films of the 1940s and ‘50s, most notably It’s a Wonderful Life and From Here to Eternity. But Donna’s life and legacy went far beyond her roles on both the big and the small screens. She was an inspiration, an anti-war activist and a role model for the decency, compassion and values of America’s heartland.
Mary joins us to share all about the lesser known, but truly memorable aspects of her mother’s life. So give yourself a real treat, take 15-minutes and find out more about one of the most beloved icons of our time, Donna Reed. Believe me, you won’t want to miss this one!