She won a Best Actress Award for her role as a prisoner in the 1958 film, I Want to Live! She received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance in With a Song in My Heart.
She worked as a photographer's model.
She appeared in I'll Cry Tomorrow in 1955.
She was married to Jess Barker from 1944 to 1954, and the couple had twin sons in 1945.
She starred with Eddie Albert in Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman.