Began her career as an understudy with an English company performing "Bird In the Hand" on Broadway
Had success as one of the stars in the Broadway play "Saint Wench"
Moved to Hollywood after being signed to a studio contract by a Warner Bros scout that spotted her in "Saint Wench"; changed name to Jean Muir
Appeared in "As the Earth Turns"
Starred in "Stars Over Broadway," and played the role of Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Had a role in "White Bondage" and "Dance Charlie Dance"
Appeared in over 2 dozen B movies
Left Hollywood and moved to London
Appeared in J B Priestley's "People at Sea" and British film "Jane Steps Out"
She returned to New York where she toured with the the Group Theater production of "Golden Boy"
Helped to organize the American Guild of Variety Artists
Starred in "The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady"
Final film "The Constant Nymph"
Originally cast to play the role of the mother in the "Aldrich Family" TV series; was dismissed by NBC and General Food Corp, the program's sponsor, in response to telegrams and phone calls stating that she was among the 150 show business names listed in the booklet "Red Channels: the Report on Communist Influence in Radio and Television" as a Communist sympathizer; she denied the charges
Returned to TV appearing on NBC in "Matinee Theater"
Her career bounced back in the early 60s to allow her to appear on Broadway and on TV
Taught drama at Stephens College in Columbia, MN