Academy Award winning actress who played a major role in the 1937 film In Old Chicago.
She began her career in silent films before gaining prominence when talkies emerged.
She was nominated for Best Supporting actress for two consecutive years and won it for her playing Molly O'Leary in In Old Chicago.
She had a son with James L. Crane, but their marriage only lasted four years.
She starred next to Henry Fonda in the 1939 film Young Mr. Lincoln and died six months after filming ended.