Leading 20th-century actress who won a Best Actress Academy Award in 1931 for her role in Min and Bill.
She had her first acting experiences in local church theater productions.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, and appeared in the 1933 film Dinner at Eight.
She was married to her second husband, J.H. Dalton, from 1908 to 1921.
She co-starred in the silent film Tilie's Punctured Romance with Charlie Chaplin .