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Also Known As: Died: January 17, 1972
Born: March 6, 1914 Cause of Death: pneumonia and liver disease
Birth Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Born in Oklahoma
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By age six was performing in local church pageants
1927:
Moved with family to California after father's nervous breakdown
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Remained in California after parents divorce
1928:
Made screen test at Fox; signed to six-month contract, although she never made a film
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Offered two-year contract with RKO
1931:
Film debut in "Laugh and Get Rich"
1931:
Named a Wampas Baby Star
1933:
Cast in "She Done Him Wrong", starring Mae West and Cary Grant
1933:
Resigned with Fox
1935:
Played Shirley Temple's older sister in "Curly Top"
1935:
Retained by Darryl Zanuck when Twentieth Century-Fox was formed
1940:
Toured in vaudeville
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During WWII, worked for US Naval Intelligence with then-husband Harold Thompson
1945:
Moved to Canada with Thompson
1947:
Returned to the USA
1951:
TV debut in episode of "Racket Squad"
1954:
Was series regular on "That's My Boy"
1955:
Cast as Natalie Wood's mother in "Rebel Without a Cause"
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"Retired" from acting and moved to a ranch in Arizona
1963:
Resumed her career in "Straight Jacket" and in TV guest appearances
1967:
Final film "Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors"
1967:
Became partner with her mother in real estate ventures

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