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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 ...
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1910:
Broadway debut (as chorus girl) in "The Blue Bird"
1917:
Film acting and screenwriting debut, "Runaway Romany" (sole screenwriting credit)
1918:
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)
1924:
First Cosmopolitan film to be released and distributed by MGM, "Janice Meredith"
1929:
Talking film debut in all-star "Hollywood Revue of 1929"
1934:
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
1937:
Made last film, "Ever Since Eve"
1937:
Loaned the financially ailing William Randolph Hearst $1 million dollars; reportedly raised money by selling jewelry
1955:
Purchased $2 million Desert Inn in Palm Springs
1960:
Campaigned for John Kennedy's presidential bid

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