First professional role was in a production of "Hamlet," starring Leslie Howard
Made Broadway debut in "Glorianna"
Landed featured role in the Broadway play "The Time of Your Life" opposite fellow newcomer Gene Kelly
Originated the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!"
Starred in the Broadway production of "Bloomer Girl"
Signed to a movie contract under 20th Century Fox
Made film debut in "Three Little Girls in Blue"
Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "Gentleman's Agreement"
Voiced Addie Ross, the unseen woman who authored the title letter in "A Letter to Three Wives"
Co-starred with Olivia de Havilland in "The Snake Pit"
Portrayed a French nun opposite Loretta Young in "Come to the Stable"; earned a Best Supporting Oscar nomination
Played a supporting role in the classic film "All About Eve"; received third Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
Returned to the Broadway stage with "Affairs of State"
Played the role of Anna in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I"
Starred in the CBS series "Honestly, Celeste!"
Offered a fine supporting turn in "The Tender Trap"; first of two films with Frank Sinatra
Co-starred in a TV production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" (NBC)
Supported Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in the musical "High Society"; last film for six years
Starred alongside Lesley Ann Warren as the Fairy Godmother in the CBS television production of "Cinderella"
Co-starred in the ABC adaptation of the musical "Meet Me in St. Louis"
Succeeded Angela Lansbury in the title role of the Broadway musical "Mame"; toured in the part from 1967 until 1969
Earned an Emmy nomination for an appearance on the syndicated religious-themed program "Insight"
Played the press secretary of the First Lady on the NBC sitcom "Nancy"
Played a regular role on the ABC series "The Delphi Bureau"
Resumed feature film career after six year absence, playing Aunt Polly in the musical "Tom Sawyer"
Returned to Broadway as part of the American cast of the British hit "Habeas Corpus"
Portrayed a nun in the NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings"
Last film for ten years, "The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover"
First played writer Janet Flanner in the one-woman show "Paris Was Yesterday" at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey; reprised role briefly off-Broadway in 1979
Returned to stage musicals in the Broadway flop "The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall"
Cast as First Lady Florence Harding in "Backstairs at the White House" (NBC); earned Emmy nomination
Briefly joined the cast of the ABC soap opera "Loving"; co-starring her fourth husband Wesley Addy
Made one-shot return to films after a decade in "Three Men and a Baby"
Portrayed Jaclyn Smith's mom on the TV series "Christine Cromwell" (ABC)
Landed role of Miss Snow in "Polly," the NBC remake of "Pollyanna"
Reprised role of Miss Snow in "Polly Comin' Home!" (NBC)
Returned to Broadway in "I Hate Hamlet"
Played mother of Gerald McRaney on the CBS series "Promised Land"; also made appearances in the same role on CBS' "Touched By and Angel"
Again made one-shot return to films as Brendan Fraser's grandmother in "Still Breathing"
Appeared in recurring role on the UPN police drama "The Beat"
Returned to the stage as co-star of "Don Juan in Hell" at off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theater
Appeared in the romantic comedy "Alchemy," starring Tom Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke
Announced retirement from big screen roles