Carl Lawrence Betz (March 9, 1921 – January 18, 1978) was an American stage, film and television actor. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Betz participated in childhood theatricals and later worked in summer stock. He graduated from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh and made his Broadway debut in 1952. He appeared in the CBS television soap opera, Love of Life, but is best remembered for having played Donna Reed's television husband, Dr. Alex Stone, from 1958 to 1966 in the ABC sitcom, The Donna Reed Show. Between 1967 and 1969, he played defense attorney Clinton Judd in ABC's Judd for the Defense, and won an Emmy Award in 1969 for his work. He died at the age of 56 of lung cancer.