When Bel Geddes agreed to return to the role for the 1985-86 season, Reed was abruptly fired.
The eldest of five children, she was raised as a Methodist.
He thought it was too frivolous, but Lionel Barrymore and others talked him into it.
The film has since been named as one of the by the and is regularly aired on television during the Christmas season.
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She had a cameo in 1952.