Won third place in the Miss America Pageant
Worked as a model for a time after her beauty contest success
Film debut in "Two Tickets to Broadway"
Played first female lead in films in the sports picture, "The Rose Bowl Story", a low-budgeter made by Monogram Pictures
First worked with Alfred Hitchcock on an episode of the TV anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" entitled "Revenge", which he also directed
First worked with John Ford on an episode of the TV anthology series, "Screen Directors Playhouse" entitled "Rookie of the Year", which he directed
Put under personal contract to Alfred Hitchcock; made a first film with him, "The Wrong Man", in which she starred opposite Henry Fonda
Was cast in Hitchcock's "Vertigo" but had to withdraw due to pregnancy
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
Was a panel regular on the TV quiz show, "Stump the Stars"
Last feature with Hitchcock, "Psycho"
Second and last feature directed by Ford, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
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
First TV-movie, "The Hanged Man"
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
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
Last of six films for Walt Disney in which she had the female lead, "The Castaway Cowby", co-starring James Garner
First TV miniseries, "Roughnecks"
Played a leading role in the stage play, "The Immigrant: A Hamilton County Album", presented at the LaMirada Civic Theater in California
Played role of Nancy Landon on several episodes of the long-running CBS mystery series, "Murder, She Wrote"