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Also Known As: Died: July 4, 1993
Born: April 17, 1918 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1921:
Began acting career at the age of 3, using the name Dawn O'Day (date approximate)
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Earliest films include "Moonshine Valley" (1922) and "The Spanish Dancer" (1923)
1932:
Played the real-life Anastasia, heir to the throne, in "Rasputin and the Empress", a fictional film based on the lives of the mad monk and the declining Russian aristocracy
1934:
Changed her name to Anne Shirley when she played a role by that name in the popular RKO adaptation of the children's classic, "Anne of Green Gables"
1937:
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her best-remembered film, "Stella Dallas"
1944:
Last film, "Murder, My Sweet"; retired

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