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|Also Known As:||Died:||April 23, 1990|
|Born:||June 3, 1910||Cause of Death:||Emphysema|
|Birth Place:||Queens, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Stage debut as chorine with Ziegfeld revue; billed for a time as "Peaches"
Stage acting debut in "The Unconquerable Male"
Signed contract with Roach Studios
Appeared as an extra or in bit roles in films including Chaplin's "City Lights" (1931) and such Eddie Cantor musical vehicles as "The Kid from Spain" (1932) and "Kid Millions" (1934)
Roach contract bought by Charles Chaplin
Appeared as Chaplin's leading lady in "Modern Times"
Achieved star status in the late 1930s in such films as "Dramatic School", "The Young in Heart" (both 1938), "The Women" and "The Cat and the Canary" (both 1939)
Signed contract with Paramount
First of three films with director Cecil B. DeMille, "Northwest Mounted Police"
Stardom faded in the late 1940s; left Paramount after "Bride of Vengeance", in which she played Lucretia Borgia
Formed Monterey Pictures (with John Steinbeck)
Played last starring roles in "The Charge of the Lancers" and "The Stranger Came Home"
One-shot return to films, in a supporting role in the Italian production, "Time of Indifference", based on the Alberto Moravia novel
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