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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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Began acting career at the age of 3, using the name Dawn O'Day (date approximate)
Earliest films include "Moonshine Valley" (1922) and "The Spanish Dancer" (1923)
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
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"
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her best-remembered film, "Stella Dallas"
Last film, "Murder, My Sweet"; retired
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