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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Won a film-magazine contest at age 15; prize was a trip to NYC where she made her stage acting debut in "Squab Farm"
Screen debut in "When Men Betray"
First major stage performance in "Footloose" (date approximate)
Moved to London where starred as lead in 15 West End stage productions
Appeared in two British films: "His House in Order" and "A Woman's Law"
Signed to Paramount contract and returned to US; first film under contract, "Tarnished Lady"
Made cameo appearance in "Make Me a Star"
Last film roles for a decade in "The Devil and the Deep" and "Thunder Below"
Made a cameo appearance in the all-star WWII fundraising film, "Stage Door Canteen"
Returned to a leading role in films with her part in Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat"
Toured in a revival of the Noel Coward comedy, "Private Lives"
Appeared on live TV in the early 1950s on such anthology dramas as "The All-Star Revue" and "The United States Steel Hour"
Acted in "Main Street to Broadway" after an eight-year absence from the screen
Last acting lead in a feature film, "Die! Die! My Darling!/Fanatic"
Supplied a voice to the animated fantasy film "The Daydreamer"
Was a "special guest villainess" on the campy TV cult classic, "Batman"; portrayed the Black Widow (date approximate)
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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