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Also Known As: Died: December 31, 1964
Born: June 1, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Talladega, Alabama, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1926:
After father's death, began appearing in local theater and radio shows in Talledega, Alabama
1929:
Joined Stuart Walker's Stock Company in Cincinnati (date approximate)
1930:
Worked with an acting company in East Islip, New York (date approximate)
1931:
Broadway debut in the short-lived "Caught Wet"
1932:
Film debut in bit role in "Wayward"
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Signed to a short-term contract with Paramount
1933:
Cast as Robert Young's socialite fiancee in "Unashamed"
1933:
On loan to RKO, offered meaty turn as a drunken bad girl in "Sailor Be Good"
1933:
Put under long-term contract by Paramount
1934:
Suffered nervous breakdown
1934:
Starred as "Notorious Sophie Lang"
1935:
Injured in an automobile accident
1936:
Reprised title character in "The Return of Sophie Lang"
1937:
Starred in "Sophie Lang Goes West"
1938:
Moved to London; acted in "Just Like a Woman" and "Star of the Circus/Hidden Menace"
1938:
Returned to USA and acted in the radio drama "The Buccaneer" opposite Clark Gable
1946:
Committed to Los Angeles General Hospital's psychiatric ward for alcoholism
1948:
Arrested in July; sentenced to 10 days in jail or a fine; an unknown benefactor paid the fine
1949:
Made something of a comeback as a waitress in "Flamingo Road"
1950:
Had featured role in the women's prison film "Caged"
1955:
Last film for six years, "Women's Prison", helmed by Ida Lupino
1961:
Returned to features in "The Outsider"
1962:
Made final film, "Twist All Night"

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