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||September 4, 1990
||December 20, 1898
||Cause of Death:
||Louisville, Kentucky, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
After father's death, moved with mother to Madison, Indiana to live with her mother's parents
Failed singing audition at New York's Metropolitan Opera
First role on Broadway in "The Clinging Vine"
Film acting debut in "Leathernecking"
Confirmed as a star with her role in her second film, "Cimarron"; received her first Oscar nomination as Best Actress
After being under exclusive contract to RKO since the start of her career, began freelancing in the mid-1930s
First notable screwball comedy success, "Theodora Goes Wild"
Last full-fledged musical, "High, Wide and Handsome"
Received last of five Oscar nominations as Best Actress for "I Remember Mama"
Last film, "It Grows on Trees"
Hosted a season of the TV anthology drama, "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars"
Appointed alternate delegate to the United Nations' 12th General Assembly by President Eisenhower
Became a board member of Technicolor