Family & Companions
Cast (Feature Film)
At age four, moved to Chicago with family (date approximate)
Following parents' separation, dropped out of high school at age 16, lied about her age and obtained a job in the accounting department at Marshall Field's
Won title of "Miss Englewood"; encouraged to try her luck in Hollywood
Signed by Paramount Pictures
Film acting debut in bit roles, billed as Terry Ray
Groomed for stardom by Paramount; name originally changed to Erin Drew and then Ellen Drew
First feature as Ellen Drew, the musical "Sing You Sinners"
Had breakthough dramatic role in "If I Were King"
Appeared in "Christmas in July"
Under contract with Columbia Pictures
Awarded star on Hollywood Walk of Fame