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Dallas' Miss Ellie

The situation with Eleanor Southworth "Miss Ellie" Ewing on Dallas is one of the stranger recastings in TV history: For most of the show's run, Miss Ellie was played by Barbara Bel Geddes, but for one year about halfway through, Donna Reed of It's a Wonderful Life fame took over the role. Bel Geddes is on the seventh season DVD box; you can see Reed on the box for season eight.