She won an Oscar Award for her role in Come Back, Little Sheba. She won multiple Emmy Awards for her appearances in in TV's Hazel.
She acted in stock company productions as a teenager and debuted in Hell's Bells.
She had a prominent role on Broadway by playing the character Lola Delaney.
She was married to Ed Gardner from 1929 until 1942.
She appeared in Hell's Bells with Humphrey Bogart.