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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 ...
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1937:
Won regional "Gateway to Hollywood" contest; screen-tested by RKO
1939:
Screen acting debut in "Hotel for Women"
1940:
Appeared in "Star Dust", loosely based on her own life
1942:
Moved out of her parents' home
1944:
Loaned out to UA for "Summer Storm"; image change began
1945:
New career phase ushered in with release of "Hangover Square" and "Fallen Angel"
1946:
Slightly burned while filming scene for "Anna and the King of Siam"
1947:
Won role of Amber St. Clair over Lana Turner and 213 others in "Forever Amber"
1948:
Had career triumph in "A Letter to Three Wives"
1949:
Lost role of "Pinky" to Jeanne Crain
1950:
Received strong notices for nonglamorous role in "No Way Out"
1952:
Final film for Fox, "Night Without Sleep"
1956:
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
1959:
Learned lines via hypnosis in Chicago, for theater production of "Late Love"
1960:
Made nightclub debut at the Town House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1965:
Made last film, "Black Spurs", at Paramount
1965:
Watched late show of "Star Dust" with friends before falling asleep with lit cigarette (April 9)

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