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Also Known As: Died: July 1, 1999
Born: August 8, 1910 Cause of Death: throat cancer
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1926:
Stage acting debut in "The Challenge of Youth" in Washington, DC
1926:
Broadway debut, "The Squall"
1927:
Won acclaim as the ingenue in "Crime"
1929:
Film acting debut "Thru Different Eyes"
1930:
Breakthrough stage role "Bad Girl"
:
Put under contract at Paramount
1931:
Starred in film version of "An American Tragedy"
1931:
First of six films with director Marion Gering, "Jennie Gerhardt" and "Pick Up"
1931:
Loaned to United Artists to appear in King Vidor's "Street Scene"
1932:
Had title role in "Madame Butterfly"
1934:
Paired with Cary Grant in "Thirty Day Princess", co-written by Preston Sturges
1935:
Starred as "Mary Burns, Fugitive"
1936:
Appeared opposite Spencer Tracy in "Fury"; first of three films directed by Fritz Lang
1936:
Starred in Alfred Hitchcock's "Sabatoge"
1937:
Played major role in "Dead End", directed by William Wyler
1939:
Last Broadway appearance for 11 years, "The Gentle People"; performed with the Group Theatre
1942:
Toured in the stage play "Angel Street"
1945:
Appeared alongside James Cagney in the melodrama "Blood on the Sun"
1946:
Starred opposite Robert Young and Ann Richards in the Lillian Hellman-scripted "The Searching Wind"
1951:
Returned to Broadway in "The Fourposter"
1952:
Played Fantine in remake of "Les Miserables"
1955:
Was a regular performer on the omnibus NBC series "Star Stage"
1956:
Last film for 17 years, "Behind the High Wall"
1958:
Had title role in the touring company of "Aunti Mame"
1962:
Earned first Emmy Award nomination for guest appearance in "The Madman" episode of "The Defenders"
1963:
Had featured role in the Broadway production "Enter Laughing"
1966:
Assumed the role of Mrs. Banks in the Broadway play "Barefoot in the Park"; also toured in the part
1971:
TV-movie debut, "Don Not Fold Spindle or Mutilate" (ABC)
1973:
Received Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Joanne Woodward's critical mother in "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"
1975:
Had recurring role on the ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope"
1976:
Returned to Broadway in the short-lived "Me Jack, You Jill"
1977:
Appeared in the docudrama "Raid on Entebbe" (NBC)
1980:
Portrayed a hospice resident in the TV-movie "The Shadow Box" (ABC), directed by Paul Newman
1985:
Garnered second Emmy nomination as Aidan Quinn's understanding grandmother in the ground-breaking NBC TV-movie "An Early Frost"
1986:
Was series regular on the short-lived CBS drama "Mornigstar/Eveningstar"
1988:
First collaboration with Tim Burton, played the gatekeeper of purgatory in "Beetlejuice"
1990:
Co-starred in the PBS drama "Andre's Mother"
1990:
Hospitalized with a near-fatal bronchial infection
1990:
Honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center
1992:
Appeared alongside Shirley MacLaine in "Used People"
1995:
Sustained injuries after being struck by a car
1996:
Returned to features in Burton's "Mars Attacks!"
1998:
Appeared as a regular in the remake of the ABC series "Fantasy Island"

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