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Also Known As: Died: September 4, 1990
Born: December 20, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Profession: Cast ...
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After father's death, moved with mother to Madison, Indiana to live with her mother's parents
1920:
Failed singing audition at New York's Metropolitan Opera
1922:
First role on Broadway in "The Clinging Vine"
1930:
Film acting debut in "Leathernecking"
1931:
Confirmed as a star with her role in her second film, "Cimarron"; received her first Oscar nomination as Best Actress
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After being under exclusive contract to RKO since the start of her career, began freelancing in the mid-1930s
1936:
First notable screwball comedy success, "Theodora Goes Wild"
1937:
Last full-fledged musical, "High, Wide and Handsome"
1948:
Received last of five Oscar nominations as Best Actress for "I Remember Mama"
1952:
Last film, "It Grows on Trees"
1952:
Hosted a season of the TV anthology drama, "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars"
1957:
Appointed alternate delegate to the United Nations' 12th General Assembly by President Eisenhower
1965:
Became a board member of Technicolor

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