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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 ...
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Worked at the Harvard Cooperative Bookstore (for ($18 a week) while at drama school
1928:
Joined the University Players, community theater at Falmouth, M assachusetts (summer)
1928:
Made social debut in Norfolk, Virginia (winter)
1929:
Returned to University Players
1929:
Made stage debut in summer touring production of Preston Sturges's "Strictly Dishonorable"
1929:
Rejoined University Players in Baltimore for stock season; co-starring with Henry Fonda
1931:
Broadway debut, "A Modern Virgin"
1933:
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)
1933:
Film debut, "Only Yesterday"
1936:
On expiration of Universal contract, returned to Broadway in non-starring role in "Stage Door"
1947:
London stage debut, "The Voice of the Turtle"
1948:
Appeared on TV in first "Studio One" production
1950:
Returned to films after an absence of seven years in "No Sad Songs For Me"
1956:
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;
1960:
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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