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Also Known As: Died: December 9, 2013
Born: June 26, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cedarville, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Cleveland, Ohio
1932:
Began her career at the age of ten with the Cleveland Playhouse Curtain Pullers (date approximate)
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Acted throughout her teens in summer stock in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
1939:
Enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse after graduating from high school; discovered by a Warner Bros. talent scout (date approximate)
1940:
Signed a contract with Warners on her 18th birthday
1941:
Film debut, a bit part in "They Died With Their Boots On"
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Achieved star status in the mid-1940s in films including "Pride of the Marines" (1945) and "Of Human Bondage" (1946)
1950:
Received first Oscar nomination for her leading role in "Caged"
1950:
Last picture with Warner Bros., "Three Secrets", paired her with director Robert Wise; began free-lancing
1951:
Picked up second Oscar nomination for William Wyler's "Detective Story"
1955:
Received the last of her three Oscar nominations as Best Actress for her work in "Interrupted Melody"
1955:
Beautiful but hateful as the wheelchair wife in Otto Preminger's "Man with the Golden Arm", starring Frank Sinatra
1959:
Second film with Sinatra, Frank Capra's "A Hole in the Head"
1962:
Last starring role in "Madison Avenue"
1965:
Received "guest star" billing for her prominent supporting role as the Baroness in the popular musical film, "The Sound of Music", directed by Wise
1969:
TV series debut as regular, "Bracken's World" (NBC)
1970:
Returned to the stage; toured for two seasons in a production of "Forty Carats"
1971:
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"
1973:
Headlined ABC movie "The Great American Beauty Contest"
1975:
Starred in comedy pilot, Stanley Kramer's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (ABC), based on the director's 1967 feature
1978:
Portrayed Lady Amberly in syndicated miniseries "The Bastard"
1979:
Returned to feature films after a ten-year absence to play a role in "Sunburn"; last feature film to date
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Acted in TV movies "Once Upon a Spy" (ABC, 1980) and "Madame X" (NBC, 1981), the seventh version of the famed weeper
1986:
Appeared in "Stage Struck" episode of "Murder She Wrote" (CBS)
1991:
Played Catherine Blake in TNT movie "Dead on the Money"

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