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Also Known As: Died: January 2, 1986
Born: December 10, 1903 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Covington, Kentucky, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Worked as Lillian Gish's stand-in
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Cast as Gish's sister in film that was never made
1924:
First leading role in the silent film "The Fifth Horseman"
1925:
Made stage debut in "Two by TYwo"
1927:
Broadway debut in "Coquette" alongside Helen Hayes
1930:
Returned to features in D.W. Griffith's "Abraham Lincoln" as Ann Rutledge
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Appeared in 60 films during the 1930s
1939:
Co-starred in "Destry Rides Again"; had memorable fight scene with Marlene Dietrich
1944:
Returned to Broadway in "Three's a Family"
1953:
Starred in stage production "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypicker"
1961:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for "Summer and Smoke"; reprised stage role
1966:
Final film, "Spinout"

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