Actress who appeared in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Swiss Family Robinson.
She started acting on stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse in Omaha, Nebraska.
She was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in the 1947 film Gentlemen's Agreement.
She was married to photographer John Swope from 1943 until his death in 1979 and they had two children.
She got her start in films by producer David O. Selznick, who was impressed by her work on Broadway and brought her to Hollywood.