Raised in Cleveland, Ohio
Began her career at the age of ten with the Cleveland Playhouse Curtain Pullers (date approximate)
Acted throughout her teens in summer stock in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse after graduating from high school; discovered by a Warner Bros. talent scout (date approximate)
Signed a contract with Warners on her 18th birthday
Film debut, a bit part in "They Died With Their Boots On"
Achieved star status in the mid-1940s in films including "Pride of the Marines" (1945) and "Of Human Bondage" (1946)
Received first Oscar nomination for her leading role in "Caged"
Last picture with Warner Bros., "Three Secrets", paired her with director Robert Wise; began free-lancing
Picked up second Oscar nomination for William Wyler's "Detective Story"
Received the last of her three Oscar nominations as Best Actress for her work in "Interrupted Melody"
Beautiful but hateful as the wheelchair wife in Otto Preminger's "Man with the Golden Arm", starring Frank Sinatra
Second film with Sinatra, Frank Capra's "A Hole in the Head"
Last starring role in "Madison Avenue"
Received "guest star" billing for her prominent supporting role as the Baroness in the popular musical film, "The Sound of Music", directed by Wise
TV series debut as regular, "Bracken's World" (NBC)
Returned to the stage; toured for two seasons in a production of "Forty Carats"
Played bickering wife of Jackie Cooper and mother to Sally Field's hippie runaway in ABC movie "Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring"
Headlined ABC movie "The Great American Beauty Contest"
Starred in comedy pilot, Stanley Kramer's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (ABC), based on the director's 1967 feature
Portrayed Lady Amberly in syndicated miniseries "The Bastard"
Returned to feature films after a ten-year absence to play a role in "Sunburn"; last feature film to date
Acted in TV movies "Once Upon a Spy" (ABC, 1980) and "Madame X" (NBC, 1981), the seventh version of the famed weeper
Appeared in "Stage Struck" episode of "Murder She Wrote" (CBS)
Played Catherine Blake in TNT movie "Dead on the Money"