Acted in last feature films for 13 years, "While the City Sleeps" and "Strange Intruder"
Appeared in cameo role in only film of the 1980s, "Deadhead Miles"
Born in London during a German zeppelin bombing
Directed last feature film, "The Trouble with Angels"
Joined a touring theater company
Joined with David Niven, Dick Powell and Charles Boyer to form Four Star Productions
Performed her own songs, including "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)", for her role as a nightclub singer in the film noir, "Road House"
Reported in "Picturegoer" magazine that "she gave up a contract at $1700 a week rather than play in unsuitable stories"
Reportedly helmed portions of the feature "On Dangerous Ground" while director Nicholas Ray was ill
Returned to acting in feature films in "Backtrack"
US film debut in "Search for Beauty"
Went to US under contract to Paramount; tested (unsuccessfully) for "Alice in Wonderland"
Appeared on a rotating basis (with David Niven, Charles Boyer and Dick Powell) on "Four Star Playhouse", a CBS-TV dramatic anthology series
Featured in footage used in "American Lifestyles", a six-part compilation film using material from the "March of Time" newsreels from 1939 to 1950
Formed Arcadia Productions with Benedict Bogeaus; no films produced
Formed Bridget Productions (named after her daughter by Howard Duff)
Official film acting debut at age 14 in "Her First Affaire", promoted as "the English Jean Harlow"
Produced, co-starred (opposite then-husband Howard Duff) and directed episodes of the CBS sitcom, "Mr. Adams and Eve"
Took over directing "Not Wanted" for an ailing Elmer Clifton; uncredited
Wrote and produced her first play, "Mademoiselle", at age seven
Achieved star status with "The Light That Failed"
Changed name of production company to The Filmakers; took on writer Marvin Wald as another partner
First film as producer (uncredited co-producer), "Young Widow"
First film credited as producer (also first film for own company, Emerald Productions, Inc. which she co-founded with Collier Young and Anson Bond and named after her mother), "The Judge"
Health declined; moved to Motion Picture Home
Credited feature film directing and co-writing debut, "Never Fear"
Directed episodes of TV series such as "Have Gun--Will Travel" (the episode "Lady With a Gun" 1959), "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (ep. "Sybilla" 1960), "The Untouchables" (ep. "Man in the Cooler" 1963) and "The Fugitive" (ep. "The Glass Tightrope" 1963)
First film appearance (a bit) in "The Love Race", directed by her uncle, Lupino Lane
Left film acting for about a year after the failure of "Fight for Your Lady"; spent time writing and composing music, including the score for one of her father's shows and a piece, "Aladdin Suite", performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Signed contract with Warner Bros.
Suffered from polio as a child