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|Also Known As:||Died:||March 14, 1975|
|Born:||June 30, 1918||Cause of Death:||brain tumor|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Struck by a car and spent a year recovering from her injuries
Worked as a model in the mid-1930s; photos appeared in <i>Saturday Evening Post</i> accompanying story on modeling agency handling her
Met with David O Selznick in NYC about testing to play Scarlet O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind"; flown to Hollywood for a screen test
Signed to a contract with Warner Bros.
Had bit part in "Hollywood Hotel"
Film acting debut in "Girls on Probation"
Played notable early leading or second lead roles in "Among the Living", "Reap the Wild Wind" and "I Married a Witch"
Received first Oscar nomination as Best Actress for "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman"; star status consolidated by this time
Made the annual exhibitors' list of top ten boxoffice stars, placing 9th two years in a row
Attempted suicide after custody battle with husband Jess Barker over their twins
Returned to the top ten boxoffice status poll; placed 10th
Last starring vehicle, "Where Love Has Gone"
Last film, "The Revengers"
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