She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Stella Kowalski in 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire.
She graduated from Miami Beach High School before landing her first role in 1943's The Seventh Victim.
She was blacklisted during the 1950s because the U.S. government suspected that she had ties with communists throughout Hollywood.
She was married to writer Robert Emmett from 1951 until his death in 2000.
She starred alongside a young Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire.