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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 28, 1976|
|Born:||June 4, 1912||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Waterbury, Connecticut, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Film debut, "Evelyn Prentice"
Became typed by MGM in the mid and late 1930s as either classy Englishwomen ("Lady Mary" roles she would later call them) or as a rival to/substitute for Myrna Loy
Enjoyed good leading roles in notable films including "Craig's Wife" (1936), "Night Must Fall" (1937) and "The Citadel" (1938)
Confirmed star status with her role in "The Women"
Opted not to renew her seven-year contract when it came time for renegotiation; began free-lancing
Enjoyed landmark stage success in the long-running musical version of her 1942 comedy "My Sister Eileen", "Wonderful Town"
Returned to films after a three-year absence with roles in "The Girl Rush" and "Picnic"
Played one of her most famous roles, the title heroine of "Auntie Mame"; received her fourth Oscar nomination for Best Actress
Last feature film, "The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax"
Last film, the TV-movie, "The Crooked Hearts"
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