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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 4, 2008|
|Born:||April 20, 1924||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Leyden, Netherlands||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Raised in Manhattan
Pursued painting and briefly worked as a concert pianist
Acted with touring and stock companies and various little theater groups
Signed by Columbia Pictures; made her film debut in "Return of the Vampire"
Broadway debut, "John Loves Mary"
Appeared with Gene Kelly in the award-winning musical "An American in Paris"
Panelist for the current events game show, "It's News to Me"; hosted by Walter Cronkite and John Daly
Received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Executive Suite"
Regular on John Houseman's CBS "Playhouse 90" television series
Played Pharaoh's sister who found the baby Moses in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments"
Served as George Stevens' associate director for the film, "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Last film for over a decade, "Spartacus" opposite Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier
Played Mrs. Danvers in a TV adaptation of "Rebecca" starring James Mason and Joan Hackett
Directed the stage play, "Ways and Means"
Returned to films with a supporting role in Otto Preminger's black comedy, "Such Good Friends"
Appeared in the film "Mahogany" starring Diana Ross
Played Dr. Julianna Moorhouse on the short-lived occult drama series, "Shadow Chasers"
Received screen credit as an acting coach for "Encino Man"
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