Appeared with Anita Page and Fanny Brice in "Crazy Quilt" on Broadway
Began ballet lessons as a child; did not study tap until much later in the mid-1920s
Film debut in a dance sequence in "Queen High"
Had title role in "Rosalie"
Lost several roles to the much younger Judy Garland
One of many guest stars to appear in the fund-raising musical, "Thousands Cheer"
Co-starred with James Stewart in "Born to Dance"
Left MGM after completing "I Dood It", co-starring Skelton
Made final TV appearance at the AFI tribute to Fred Astaire
Resurfaced in the mid-1970s with release of compilation films "That's Entertainment" (1974) and "That's Entertainment, Part 2" (1976)
Returned to films to dance a solo routine in the Esther Williams musical, "The Duchess of Idaho"
Became emcee at the Martins Club
Hosted the religious-themed TV program "Faith of Our Children"; won five local area Emmy Awards
Saw star status slip a bit when given second lead in "Lady Be Good"; also first of three films with Red Skelton
Achieved success on the musical comedy stage in the early 1930s; came to films known as "The World's Greatest Female Tap Dancer"
Became a star at MGM in "Broadway Melody of 1936"
Broadway debut in "Follow Thru"
Hired for first professional engagement by Gus Edwards; performed at the dinner show at the Ambassador Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Last starring vehicle, "Sensations of 1945"
Made feature film debut in Fox's "George White's 1935 Scandals"
Performed a nightclub act, including gigs at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and the London Palladium
Teamed with Fred Astaire in "Broadway Melody of 1940"