Dana Reeve

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Dana Charles Morosini
  • Birth Place: Teaneck, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/17/1961, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 03/06/2006
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Dana Reeve Fast Facts:
  • Graduated cum laude from Middlebury College.
  • Sang the title song on the soundtrack of In the Gloaming, the award-winning HBO drama directed by husband Christopher Reeve.
  • Published Care Packages: Letters to Christopher Reeve from Strangers and Other Friends in 1999.
  • Became chairperson of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation after his death.
  • Gave up a role in a Broadway-bound play to be with Reeve prior to his death.
  • Named Mother of the Year by the American Cancer Society in 2005.
  • In 2006, not long before her death from lung cancer---she was not a smoker---hosted a PBS documentary, The New Medicine, about such nontraditional medical treatments as acupuncture and meditation.
  • The same year, the computer-animated film, Everyone's Hero, was released. Her husband had worked on it as a director, and she also participated in the movie.
  • As she battled cancer, she said her will to fight was spurred by the fact that she'd been "married to a man who never gave up."
  • Dana Reeve Relationships:
  • Alexandra Reeve-Givens - Stepdaughter
  • Adrienne Morosini Heilman - Sister
  • William Elliot Reeve - Son
  • Deborah Morosini Huschle - Sister
  • Matthew Reeve - Stepson
  • Charles Morosini - Father
  • Christopher Reeve - Husband (deceased)
  • Helen Morosini - Mother
  • College:
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (BA in English Literature, 1984); attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England; attended California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

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