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Also Known As: Died: June 9, 1993
Born: June 8, 1921 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Penticton, British Columbia, CA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Los Angeles from age five
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Discovered by Warner Bros. Talent scout while appearing in a leading role in a student production of "The Night of January 16th" at L.A. City College; signed to long-term contract after screen test
1940:
Made screen debut in a small role in "Lady With Red Hair", starring Miriam Hopkins and Claude Rains
1941:
Played first leading lady roles in the films, "Dive Bomber" and "Steel Against the Sky"; future husband Craig Stevens featured in supporting cast of both films
1950:
Left Warners; last film there, "Montana", opposite Errol Flynn
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Guest starred on TV anthology dramas such as "The Rheingold Theater" and "On Trial" in the early 1950s
1959:
Left feature films after "The Young Philadelphians"; retired shortly thereafter
1971:
Career revived when she starred on Broadway in the role of Phyllis Stone in Steven Sondheim's "Follies"
1975:
Returned to feature films with a leading role in "Jacqueline Susann's 'Once Is Not Enough'"
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Received another Tony nomination when she returned to Broadway to star in the short-lived musical, "Platinum"
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Acted in the TV miniseries, "A Death in California" and "Dress Gray"
1988:
Played Lily Garrison Shannon on the short-lived ABC drama series, "Hothouse"
1990:
Played recurring role of Lady Jessica Montford on one season of the long-running CBS drama series, "Dallas"
1993:
Last film, "The Age of Innocence"

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