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Iowa's Donna Reed Festival will take new approach

 

DENISON (KWWL) -- Due to financial woes and low attendance the Donna Reed festival in the star's hometown of Denison is planning to take a new approach to the event.

 

The festival has been held since 1986.

It paid tribute to Reed, who was born Donnabelle Mullenger in 1921.

Officials with the Donna Reed Foundation think a year-round schedule of events, seminars and workshops could be more manageable and affordable.

Reed won an Academy Award for the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity." She became a television icon with the "The Donna Reed Show" from 1958 through 1966. And she starred with Jimmy Stewart in the 1946 holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life."

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