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|Born:||August 8, 1921||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Inglewood, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Won several local swimming championships; after earning the Pacific Coast Championship was signed for the 1940 Olympics (which were ultimately cancelled when WWII began)
Left college and worked as stock clerk and part-time model at I Magin store
Impressario Billy Rose co-starred her with Johnny Weissmuller in his San Francisco Aquacade; quit to marry first husband
Signed MGM contract
Film acting debut in "Andy Hardy's Double Life"
First came to attention in her first swimming film, "Bathing Beauty"
Twice made the annual exhibitors' poll of top ten boxoffice stars; placed eighth both years
Last major aqua-musical, "Jupiter's Darling"
Ended MGM contract (date approximate)
Made TV debut in "Lux Video Theatre's The Armed Venus"
Last film for three years, "Raw Wind in Eden"
Made one-shot return to films to play a leading role in "The Big Show"
Retired from the industry in the early 1960s
Was one of the hosts of the musical compilation documentary "That's Entertainment III"
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