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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 6, 1991|
|Born:||November 19, 1920||Cause of Death:||emphysema|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Family moved from NYC to Connecticut
During faily vacation in California, spotted by Anatole Litvak and screen tested; offered studio contract which was rejected by parents
Made society debut on September 24
First Broadway appearance in George Abbott's production, "Mrs O'Brien Entertains" (February)
Father formed company, Belle-Tier, to promote her career
Broadway stage break in the James Thurber-Elliot Nugent comedy, "The Male Animal"; seen in show by Darryl F Zanuck who signed her to 20th Century-Fox contract
Film debut in "The Return of Frank James"
Starred in screen version of "Tobacco Road"
Delivered a fine performance as the mysterious "Laura", directed by Otto Preminger
Received Best Actress Academy Award nomination as a cold-blooded murderer in "Leave Her to Heaven"
Co-starred with Tyrone Power and Herbert Marshall in "The Razor's Edge"; costumed by then-husband Oleg Cassini
Appeared opposite Rex Harrison in the romantic fantasy "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"
TV debut on Sir Charles Mendl's live program
During filming of "Way of a Gaucho" (1952), began to experience memory lapses and depression
Fled Hollywood; went on suspension from 20th Century-Fox
Last film for seven years, "The Left Hand of God"
Underwent shock treatments at three clinics in the USA
Briefly returned to Hollywood but returned to Menninger Clinic for treatment
As part of her therapy as an out-patient at Menninger, worked in a Topeka, Kansas dress shop
After seven-year absence returned to Hollywood in Otto Preminger's "Advise and Consent"
Wrote society-gossip column for a local Houston newspaper in the late 1960s
Last film, "The Pleasure Seekers"
Returned to TV in movie, "Daughter of the Mind"
Made final small screen appearance in the CBS miniseries "Scruples"
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