Toured the USA as 'Miss Deep Freeze' to help promote Thor refrigerators
First film appearance, a bit part in the Jane Russell vehicle, "The French Line"
Signed with Columbia Pictures, played first leading roles in "Pushover" and "Phfft!"
Made TV debut on "Light's Diamond Jubilee" (a four-network celebration of the light bulb)
Won a Golden Globe for her role as Madge Owens in "Picnic"
Played Molly in "The Man with the Golden Arm," opposite Frank Sinatra
Re-teamed with Sinatra for "Pal Joey"
Appeared on the cover of the July issue of <i>Time</i> Magazine
Starred in Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"
Produced first film, financing her own production company in association with Filmways Productions, "Boys' Night Out"; also starred with James Garner and Tony Randall
Played the vulgar waitress Mildred Rogers in a remake of W. Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage"
Starred in Billy Wilder's "Kiss Me, Stupid" with Ray Walston and Dean Martin
Returned to films after a three-year absence in Robert Aldrich's "The Legend of Lylah Clare"
Played Sister Lyda Kebanov in "The Great Bank Robbery," opposite Zero Mostel, Clint Walker, and Claude Akins
TV-movie debut, "The Third Girl from the Left" (ABC)
Featured in the western, "The White Buffalo" with Charles Bronson
Played Helga in "Just a Gigolo," opposite David Bowie
Co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson in "The Mirror Crack'd"
Cast on the CBS primetime soap, "Falcon Crest," as mystery woman Kit Marlowe
Co-starred with Ben Kingsley in the film, "The Children"
Last feature to date, "Liebestraum"
Retired from acting to raise horses and llamas
"Vertigo" was restored and re-released
Novak was the subject of a retrospective held at the Film Forum in NYC