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Also Known As: Died: October 20, 2006
Born: August 12, 1910 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Campgaw, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1930:
Broadway acting debut as understudy, aged 19, to Rose Hobart in the play, "Tradewinds"; that same year, also understudied Katherine Wilson in the play, "The Vinegar Tree"
1932:
Stage breakthrough: played ingenue lead in "Give Me Yesterday"
1933:
Took over Margaret Sullavan's role in the hit Broadway play "Dinner at Eight" after Sullavan left the cast
1934:
Signed by Universal Studios; first film, "One More River"
1934:
Played first female lead in a film, "Great Expectations"
1937:
Played one of the female leads in her best-remembered feature film, "Lost Horizon"
1940:
Returned to the New York stage to act in "Night Music"
1948:
First film in color, "Canadian Pacific" (released in 1949)
1950:
Returned to the New York stage to play the role of Nina Denery in "The Autumn Garden"
1951:
Last film for six years, "Criminal Lawyer"
1952:
Made her TV debut guesting on an installment of the anthology drama series, "Robert Montgomery Presents"
1954:
Played Margaret Anderson on the popular family sitcom, "Father Knows Best" (which aired on both CBS and NBC during it initial run)
1957:
Only feature film during the run of "Father Knows Best", "Interlude"
1964:
First TV-movie, "See How They Run"
1965:
Last film for 11 years, "Never Too Late"
1966:
Hosted the ABC talk show (with dramatizations included), "Confidential for Women"
:
Was a panelist on the syndicated TV game show, "Oh My Word"
1967:
Fondly remembered career highlight: Playing Amanda, the human mother of the half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on the cult science-fiction TV series, "Star Trek"; guest starred on the episode "Journey to Babel"
1976:
Re-entered motion pictures after 11-year absence to act in "Treasure of Matecumbe"
1977:
Reprised the role of Margaret Anderson for two TV-movies, "Father Knows Best: The Father Knows Best Reunion" and "Father Knows Best: Home for Christmas"
:
Played recurring role of Katherine Auschlander on several episodes of the popular NBC medical drama series, "St. Elsewhere" (dates approximate)
1986:
Made another one-shot return to features after a decade absence; recreated the role of Amanda for the feature film, "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
1989:
Was one of the judges for the "Mother/Daughter USA Pageant"
1995:
Suffered mild stroke

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