Served as an apprentice at the Wharf Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts
Broadway debut as understudy in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"
Toured eastern US cities in "Our Town", first as Rebecca and later in leading role of Emily Webb
Acted in original Broadway production of "Life with Father"
Signed to long-term contract by Samuel Goldwyn
Recieved Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her film debut as the seemingly fragile daughter Alexandra in "The Little Foxes"; first of four films directed by William Wyler
Appeared as the daughter-in-law to Greer Garson's "Mrs. Miniver", directed by Wyler; won Best Supporting Actress Academy Award
Portrayed Elanor Gehrig opposite Gary Cooper's Lou Gehrig in "Pride of the Yankees"; received Oscar nomination as Best Actress
Played Jospeh Cotten's namesake niece Charlie in Alfred Hitchcok's "Shadow of a Doubt", co-written by Thornton Wilder
Played the daughter of Fredric March and Myrna Loy in Wyler's Oscar-winning Best Picture, "The Best Years of Our Lives"
Proposed to and married a paraplegic Marlon Brando in Fred Zinnemann's "The Men"
Portrayed the mother in George Cukor's "The Actress", even though her 34 years were a mere 10 more than daughter Jean Simmons
At age 34, moved into character roles, playing mother to 24-year-old Jean Simmons in "The Actress", directed by George Cukor
Returned on Broadway as Pat Hingle's wife in "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"
Received Emmy nomination as Best Actress in a Single Performance for her performance as teacher Annie Sullivan in "The Miracle Worker"; premiere of William Gibson's work aired on CBS' "Playhouse 90"
"Retired" from films following her work in "The Restless Years"
Delivered an Emmy-nominated performance as the title character of "The Margaret Bourke-White Story" (NBC's "Breck Sunday Showcase")
Toured US cities in the stage production "Mary, Mary"
Portrayed Alice, one of the grown children, in the Broadway production of "I Never Sang for My Father", written by then-husband Robert Anderson; cast included Lillian Gish and Hal Holbrook
Returned to feature films as a character actress, performing in "Hail, Hero!" and "The Happy Ending"; in the latter, once again playing Jean Simmons' mother
On Broadway, played wife Linda opposite George C Scott's Willy Loman in revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" (directed by Scott) and also appeared with Geraldine Fitzgerald in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"
On Broadway, played wife Linda opposite George C. Scott's Willy Loman in revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", directed by Scott; also appeared with Geraldine Fitzgerald in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"
Starred in one segment of James Ivory's tryptich "Roseland"
Appeared as the secretary to an elderly actress in the cult romance "Somewhere in Time"
Returned to Broadway in revival of "Morning's at Seven"; cast included Nancy Marchand, Elizabeth Wilson, Maureen O'Sullivan and Gary Merrill
Appeared in two episodes of short-lived CBS series "Morningstar/Eveningstar"
Played Diane Keaton's grandmother in "The Good Mother"
Made last appearance on Broadway alongside George C. Scott in a revival of "On Borrowed Time"
Appeared in "My Romance" episode of "Picket Fences" (CBS)
Acted in "Pery Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception" (NBC)
Appeared in "My Romance" episode of "Picket Fences" (CBS), playing long-lost love of Ray Walston's Judge Bone
First feature role in almost a decade, the flighty old landlady Miss Birdie in "John Grisham's 'The Rainmaker'", directed by Francis Ford Coppola