1940s cinema icon who became known for her roles in White Heat and The Best Years of Our Lives. She also appeared in The Haunted in 1979 and Remington Steele in 1984.
She worked as a hotel performer with an all-girl chorus group as a child.
She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.
She was married to Michael O'Shea from 1947 until his death in 1973; the couple had a daughter.
She played the female lead opposite Bob Hope in the 1944 adventure comedy, The Princess and the Pirate.