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Born: August 23, 1929 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Boise City, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1948:
Won third place in the Miss America Pageant
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Worked as a model for a time after her beauty contest success
1951:
Film debut in "Two Tickets to Broadway"
1952:
Played first female lead in films in the sports picture, "The Rose Bowl Story", a low-budgeter made by Monogram Pictures
1955:
First worked with Alfred Hitchcock on an episode of the TV anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" entitled "Revenge", which he also directed
1955:
First worked with John Ford on an episode of the TV anthology series, "Screen Directors Playhouse" entitled "Rookie of the Year", which he directed
1956:
Put under personal contract to Alfred Hitchcock; made a first film with him, "The Wrong Man", in which she starred opposite Henry Fonda
1958:
Was cast in Hitchcock's "Vertigo" but had to withdraw due to pregnancy
1959:
First non-US feature film, the British-made "Beyond This Place" (US release title "Web of Evidence"), in which she co-starred opposite Van Johnson
1959:
Was a panel regular on the TV quiz show, "Stump the Stars"
1960:
Last feature with Hitchcock, "Psycho"
1962:
Second and last feature directed by Ford, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
1964:
Played female lead in "A Tiger Walks", the first of six Disney films she made over the next eight years, and the first of three directed by Norman Tokar; starred opposite Brian Keith in the first two films
1964:
First TV-movie, "The Hanged Man"
1964:
Starred with Barbara Rush, David McCallum and Cedric Hardwicke in "The Forms of Things Unknown", an episode of the cult sci-fi series, "The Outer Limits", also intended as a pilot for a spinoff program, "The Unknown"; the show's producers became embroiled in conflict with ABC and the new series never materialized
1967:
Played female lead of Ellen Wedloe in the TV pilot for the CBS adventure series, "Gentle Ben", opposite Dennis Weaver; role was taken by Beth Brickell, however, when it became a series
1974:
Last of six films for Walt Disney in which she had the female lead, "The Castaway Cowby", co-starring James Garner
1980:
First TV miniseries, "Roughnecks"
1989:
Played a leading role in the stage play, "The Immigrant: A Hamilton County Album", presented at the LaMirada Civic Theater in California
1991:
Played role of Nancy Landon on several episodes of the long-running CBS mystery series, "Murder, She Wrote"

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