Classy actress who appeared in light, witty comedies such as Auntie Mame and the 1940 film, His Girl Friday. She won a Tony Award for her performance in Wonderful Town.
She planned on becoming a stage comedienne.
She was nominated for and won five Golden Globe Awards.
She married Frederick Brisson in 1941, and the couple had a son named Lance in 1943.
She appeared in the 1939 film The Women with Joan Crawford.