First film appearance in Vitaphone shorts filmed in Brooklyn
Played Robinson's shrewish wife in "Two Weeks in Another Town"
Raised in Larchmont, New York
Reportedly declined a contract offer from MGM to concentrate on theater
Returned to Warner Bros. after Daryl Zanuck's lack of faith in her talent became apparent
Was top-billed as a hard-bitten woman of questionable virtue in "Stagecoach"; first of four films with John Wayne John Wayne
Appeared opposite Spencer Tracy in "The Mad Game"
Began career stage in stock and on Broadway in the late 1920s
Breakthough film role, an Oscar-nominated supporting turn as Humphrey Bogart's girlfriend in "Dead End"
Cast as Shirley Temple's mother in "Baby Takes a Bow"
Co-starred with Edward G Robinson in the radio drama "Big Town"
Feature film debut, "Life in the Raw"
Received Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her spunky turn as a passenger on a troubled airplane in "The High and the Mighty"
Acted on Broadway in "Whistling in the Dark"
After failure of "The Party's Over", accepted five-year contract offer from Fox
Appeared with Dick Powell (as private eye Philip Marlowe) in "Murder, My Sweet", adapted from Raymond Chandler's "Farewell My Lovely"
Cast as Joanne Woodward's mother in "The Stripper"
Co-starred in "The Desperados"
Final acting role, in the ABC TV-movie "Norman Rockwell's Breaking Home Ties"
Final film, playing Sally Field's mother in "Kiss Me Goodbye"
Last film for 15 years, "The Cape Town Affair"
Reteamed with Bogart on "The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse"
Returned to stage to star in touring production of "The Killing of Sister George" in the late 1960s
Starred opposite Fredric March in TV version of "Dodsworth"; earned Emmy Award
Appeared on Broadway in "The Big Two"; show closed after 21 performances
Co-starred in "Marjorie Morningstar"
Last TV appearance on the Academy Awards telecast, as part of a salute to previous award winners
Made TV debut in "Alias Nora Hale", aired as part of Ford Television Theater
Offered Oscar-winning turn as Edward G Robinson's alcoholic moll in the crime drama "Key Largo"
Signed to a contract by Warner Bros.; acted in a series of short films; then spent 10 weeks in St Louis performing on stage with other contract players
Starred in the Broadway production of "Dark Victory"