Can you I.D. celebrities who appeared on The Donna Reed Show?

Before they were stars, they shared scenes with Donna Reed.

The Donna Reed Show was the first family sitcom to put the spotlight on the mother, and with good reason. Donna Reed was an Oscar-winning superstar, and with poise, beauty and a great sense of comedic timing, and as such, she carried the show to smash success through eight seasons - even during episodes featuring some of the other best-known entertainers in the world.

But for fans of classic TV revisiting The Donna Reed Show now, it's packed with early appearances of a whole slew of now-famous TV stars in their own right. 

See how many young actors and early mega-movie stars you can recognize on the hit show. Good luck!
  1. Before he became a star of his own sitcom, this actor played a recurring role on The Donna Reed Show. Pick out his sitcom:
  2. This child star famously appeared on The Donna Reed Show in his character from which sitcom?
  3. On the far left next to Donna Reed, this actor can't contain his laughter at a good joke. Can you pick out his most famous character?
  4. She played a young teacher on The Donna Reed Show, but we all know her better as the mom on which classic sitcom?
  5. On the far right is an actor instantly recognizable from which 1970s sitcom?
  6. In the center you see a young star from which 1950s show?
  7. On the left is a comedic actor playing a stuffy waiter on The Donna Reed Show, but can you pick out a movie he's famous for below?
  8. A mishap at the salon results in these actresses swapping hair colors. Can you pick out the TV show the actress on the right is best known for?
  9. The hairdresser who turned Donna Reed into a blonde was this guy, best known from which TV show?
  10. A ventriloquist-turned-actor, this popular entertainer had his own show in the 1950s, but guest starred on The Donna Reed Show as an auctioneer:
  11. In a memorable Christmas episode, this film icon played Santa Claus. Do you recognize him?

Can you I.D. celebrities who appeared on The Donna Reed Show?

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Rickey 8 months ago
You got 11 out of 11
Good eye! Here's live footage of you knowing everything there is to know about the stars.
MrBill 15 months ago
9/11; I also missed Harvey Korman (I am not familiar with his movies) and I am not familiar with Paul Winchell.
RedSamRackham 15 months ago
* That Chloris Leachman photo stumped me. 10/11 Score ☺
KatHat 15 months ago
Santa says, "You're on the nice list this year!" Ho Ho Ho

You got 11 out of 11
Good eye! Here's live footage of you knowing everything there is to know about the stars.
Kirsten 15 months ago
CAN YOU I.D. CELEBRITIES WHO APPEARED ON THE DONNA REED SHOW?

You got 10 out of 11
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SheriHeffner 15 months ago
11 out of 11. And Donna Reed is on Decades, we don't get that channel on cable anymore, we can get it over the air but we can't record anything over the air.
Tampammm SheriHeffner 15 months ago
You're still lucky. I got Decades stripped from me both on cable and over the air. It really stinks.
Geronimo 16 months ago
Missed the Harvey Korman question..............10/11
RedSamRackham Geronimo 15 months ago
* That's Headley! ☺☺
EllisClevenger 16 months ago
You got 10 out of 11
Good eye! Here's live footage of you knowing everything there is to know about the stars.
nerakr 16 months ago
10/11. Should've gone with my gut on #10.
Lucyneenah19701 16 months ago
5 out of 11.
harlow1313 Lucyneenah19701 15 months ago
"Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do!"
teire 16 months ago
10/11, too quick on Bob Crane (who I knew was a semi regular — duh!)
JeffTanner 16 months ago
You got 8 out of 11---------------You may need to brush up on the earliest stars!
ndebrabant 16 months ago

You got 11 out of 11
Good eye! Here's live footage of you knowing everything there is to know about the stars.
Lantern 16 months ago
Ah, Paul Winchell! I remember a show he did in the 60's, which took place in a clubhouse and was populated by Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff. I think Winchell portrayed Jerry's father or something. Here's a fun trivia question: does anyone remember the password to get into the clubhouse? When I was in grammar school then, we used to say it all the time!
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