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Also Known As: Died: December 12, 1968
Born: January 31, 1902 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Huntsville, Alabama, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1917:
Won a film-magazine contest at age 15; prize was a trip to NYC where she made her stage acting debut in "Squab Farm"
1918:
Screen debut in "When Men Betray"
1919:
First major stage performance in "Footloose" (date approximate)
1923:
Moved to London where starred as lead in 15 West End stage productions
1928:
Appeared in two British films: "His House in Order" and "A Woman's Law"
1931:
Signed to Paramount contract and returned to US; first film under contract, "Tarnished Lady"
1932:
Made cameo appearance in "Make Me a Star"
1932:
Last film roles for a decade in "The Devil and the Deep" and "Thunder Below"
1943:
Made a cameo appearance in the all-star WWII fundraising film, "Stage Door Canteen"
1943:
Returned to a leading role in films with her part in Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat"
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Toured in a revival of the Noel Coward comedy, "Private Lives"
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Appeared on live TV in the early 1950s on such anthology dramas as "The All-Star Revue" and "The United States Steel Hour"
1952:
Published autobiography
1953:
Acted in "Main Street to Broadway" after an eight-year absence from the screen
1965:
Last acting lead in a feature film, "Die! Die! My Darling!/Fanatic"
1965:
Supplied a voice to the animated fantasy film "The Daydreamer"
1966:
Was a "special guest villainess" on the campy TV cult classic, "Batman"; portrayed the Black Widow (date approximate)
1980:
Was portrayed by Carrie Nye in the TV-movie "The Scarlett O'Hara War" about the search for an actress to play the leading role in the 1939 film version of "Gone With the Wind"

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