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|Born:||September 30, 1931||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Kulm, North Dakota, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Entered local beauty contest, Jack Roarke's Beauty Parade, when she was 20 in order to win a watch; won competition and subsequent larger-scale contests that followed (date approximate)
Screen acting debut in "Lucky Me"
Earliest TV appearances include work on "Matinee Theater" (NBC)
Played first female lead in the Western film "Gun the Man Down" opposite James Arness
Played breakthrough role in the Howard Hawks Western "Rio Bravo"
Played Mary McCauley on the CBS adventure series "Men into Space"; replaced in the role during the series' run by Joyce Taylor
First TV-movie, "The Poppy Is Also a Flower"
Last feature film for five years, "Big Bad Mama"
Starred as Pepper on the TV crime drama "Police Woman" (NBC)
First TV miniseries, "Pearl" (ABC)
Returned to feature films with roles in "L'homme en colere" and "Jack London's Klondike Fever"
Starred as Cassidy "Cassie" Holland on the short-lived NBC detective series "Cassie and Company"
Away from features for seven years; returned in "Big Bad Mama II"
Played attention-getting supporting role in the much-ballyhooed TV miniseries "Wild Palms" (ABC)
Returned again to features in Gus Van Sant's "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"
Cast in the remake of "Sabrina" opposite Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond
Guest starred on ABC sitcom "Ellen"
Cast as Gwyneth Paltrow's grandmother in "Duets"
Portrayed a bag lady in "Pay It Forward"
Appeared in the all-star crime comedy "Ocean's Eleven"
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