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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
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
Made screen debut in a small role in "Lady With Red Hair", starring Miriam Hopkins and Claude Rains
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
Left Warners; last film there, "Montana", opposite Errol Flynn
Guest starred on TV anthology dramas such as "The Rheingold Theater" and "On Trial" in the early 1950s
Left feature films after "The Young Philadelphians"; retired shortly thereafter
Career revived when she starred on Broadway in the role of Phyllis Stone in Steven Sondheim's "Follies"
Returned to feature films with a leading role in "Jacqueline Susann's 'Once Is Not Enough'"
Received another Tony nomination when she returned to Broadway to star in the short-lived musical, "Platinum"
Acted in the TV miniseries, "A Death in California" and "Dress Gray"
Played Lily Garrison Shannon on the short-lived ABC drama series, "Hothouse"
Played recurring role of Lady Jessica Montford on one season of the long-running CBS drama series, "Dallas"
Last film, "The Age of Innocence"
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