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|Born:||July 14, 1928||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Was active in theater in college; discovered while at UCLA
Made feature film debut in a supporting role in the 20th Century-Fox melodrama, "Canadian Pacific"
Signed by Paramount Pictures
Played breakthrough role as the second female lead in the acclaimed Billy Wilder drama, "Sunset Boulevard"; received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress; also marked the first of four films in which she was William Holden's romantic interest
First film as female lead, "Union Station", also opposite Holden
Parted company with Paramount
Last of four film opposite Holden, "Submarine Command"
Began playing supporting roles in features with "So Big", which starred Jane Wyman
Earliest TV work included the ingenue role of Gwen Cavendish in a TV presentation of the classic Broadway comedy, "The Royal Family of Broadway"
Temporarily retired from films
One of last TV appearances for some years, the CBS musical special, "High Tor"
Began her association with Walt Disney Studios with her return to films, "Pollyanna", in which she played a supporting role
Appeared on the ABC drama series, "Channing
Last of five features for Walt Disney Studios over the course of a dozen years, "Snowball Express"
Played Jessica Frazier on the NBC drama series, "Kingston: Confidential", starring Raymond Burr; series lasted half a season
Last feature film to date, "Making Love"
Played Marjorie Harper on the ABC primetime serial drama, "Paper Dolls"; series lasted half a season
Was a co-chair for the panel which helped hold the tribute, "The American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder", which aired on NBC-TV
Appeared as one of the interviewees on the Cinemax documentary special, "William Holden: The Golden Boy"
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