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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 1, 1960|
|Born:||May 16, 1911||Cause of Death:||overdose of barbiturates|
|Birth Place:||Norfolk, Virginia, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Worked at the Harvard Cooperative Bookstore (for ($18 a week) while at drama school
Joined the University Players, community theater at Falmouth, M assachusetts (summer)
Made social debut in Norfolk, Virginia (winter)
Returned to University Players
Made stage debut in summer touring production of Preston Sturges's "Strictly Dishonorable"
Rejoined University Players in Baltimore for stock season; co-starring with Henry Fonda
Broadway debut, "A Modern Virgin"
First Broadway success as replacement for Marguerite Churchill in "Dinner at Eight"; signed by Universal on her terms ($1,200 weekly, three years, nonexclusive and with approval rights)
Film debut, "Only Yesterday"
On expiration of Universal contract, returned to Broadway in non-starring role in "Stage Door"
London stage debut, "The Voice of the Turtle"
Appeared on TV in first "Studio One" production
Returned to films after an absence of seven years in "No Sad Songs For Me"
Withdrew from hit comedy "Janus" for health reasons; disappeared on day scheduled to appear on TV in "The Pilot"; committed herself to a sanitarium for nervous exhaustion;
Was appearing in out-of-town tryout of "Sweet Love Remember'd" in New Haven when she was found dead of a drug overdose
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