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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 22, 1961|
|Born:||January 3, 1897||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Broadway debut (as chorus girl) in "The Blue Bird"
Film acting and screenwriting debut, "Runaway Romany" (sole screenwriting credit)
Four films produced through the Marion Davies Picture Corporation (set up by W.R. Hearst); subsequent producer credits through Cosmopolitan Pictures (also set up by Hearst)
First Cosmopolitan film to be released and distributed by MGM, "Janice Meredith"
Talking film debut in all-star "Hollywood Revue of 1929"
Moved Cosmopolitan over to Warner Brothers when the role of Elizabeth Barrett in "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" was given to Norma Shearer instead of to Davies
Made last film, "Ever Since Eve"
Loaned the financially ailing William Randolph Hearst $1 million dollars; reportedly raised money by selling jewelry
Purchased $2 million Desert Inn in Palm Springs
Campaigned for John Kennedy's presidential bid
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