Began career as a stage actress
Signed to movie contract after appearing on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse
Movie contract was the subject of dispute between Paramount and Universal Studios; arbitration by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America settled it in Universal's favor
Made feature film debut in "Street of Women"
Made first of three key films with director James Whale, "The Old Dark House"
Appeared in the film "Here Comes the Navy"
Primary association with Universal Studios ended
Worked foremost for Twentieth Century-Fox
Last film role for several years, playing the Queen in an adaptation of "The Three Musketeers"
Was absent from feature film work; worked occasionally as a stage actress in New York
Returned to films to act in "Enemy of Women"
Retired from screen acting; last feature film for 36 years, "She Wrote the Book"
Had a one-woman show exhibiting her paintings in New York
Resumed acting career with TV appearances in the late 1970s
Returned to feature film acting with a small role in "My Favorite Year"
Received critical notice for her most prominent film role in over 50 years, playing the elder Rose in "Titanic"; earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
Published her autobiography, <i>I Just Kept Hoping</i>
Co-starred as Kate Capshaw's grandmother in "The Love Letter"
Played a foul-mouthed bag lady in Wim Wenders' "Million Dollar Hotel"; screened at the Berlin Film Festival; released theatrically in 2001
Portrayed a retired CIA operative in the Lifetime movie "My Mother the Spy"
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (September 27)
Made guest appearance as the title character's grandmother on the Sci-Fi Channel series "The Invisible Man"
Final film appearance was in Wim Wenders' "Land of Plenty"