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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 10, 1965|
|Born:||October 16, 1923||Cause of Death:||complications from burns suffered in a fire at the home of her former secretary|
|Birth Place:||Dallas, Texas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Won regional "Gateway to Hollywood" contest; screen-tested by RKO
Screen acting debut in "Hotel for Women"
Appeared in "Star Dust", loosely based on her own life
Moved out of her parents' home
Loaned out to UA for "Summer Storm"; image change began
New career phase ushered in with release of "Hangover Square" and "Fallen Angel"
Slightly burned while filming scene for "Anna and the King of Siam"
Won role of Amber St. Clair over Lana Turner and 213 others in "Forever Amber"
Had career triumph in "A Letter to Three Wives"
Lost role of "Pinky" to Jeanne Crain
Received strong notices for nonglamorous role in "No Way Out"
Final film for Fox, "Night Without Sleep"
Stage debut in "A Roomful of Roses" in Phoenix, Az.; First appeared in TV dramas; made Broadway debut in "Harbor Lights", which closed after four performances
Learned lines via hypnosis in Chicago, for theater production of "Late Love"
Made nightclub debut at the Town House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Made last film, "Black Spurs", at Paramount
Watched late show of "Star Dust" with friends before falling asleep with lit cigarette (April 9)
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