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Also Known As: Died: October 23, 1952
Born: July 3, 1921 Cause of Death: complications from a spinal injury
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Stage appearance in a production of "Holiday" led to her being briefly signed by Warner Brothers
1940:
Began in films, playing bit parts in films including "Susan and God" and "Santa Fe Trail"; in several cases worked using her birth name
1942:
Signed as contract player by MGM
1942:
Played first leading lady roles in "Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant" and "Tish"
1942:
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for "Random Harvest"
1943:
Received top billing in the film, "Young Ideas"
1944:
Promoted from "featured player" to "star" on MGM's list of contract players; others "promoted" that same year included Esther Williams, Margaret O'Brien and George Murphy
1944:
Suffered severe spinal injury in a hunting accident
1945:
Last film for three years, "Keep Your Powder Dry" (filmed in 1944; released in March 1945)
1948:
Returned to features; made her last film, "Sign of the Ram", playing the leading role of a wheelchair-bound character
1951:
Last professional work included her TV series debut: played wheelchair-bound lawyer "Susan Peters" on the 15-minute NBC courtroom drama series, "Miss Susan"

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