Appeared (as "Polly") in "She's My Baby" on Broadway. Musical comedy/farce. Book by Bert Kalmar
and Harry Ruby
. Music by Richard Rodgers
. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
. Special Augmented Orchestra under the direction of: Gene Salzer. Costume Design by Francillon Inc. and Raymond Sovey. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Choreographed by
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For six years I was known as a long-suffering heroine. I certainly wanted to get out of that, but I never thought of doing straight comedy. It wasn't as satisfying to the serious actress in me as a tear-jerker like Magnificent Obsession
(1935), a part I could get my teeth into.
She was one of the most active supporters of the Republican Party in Hollywood, and campaigned for Richard Nixon
in 1960. She later supported Ronald Reagan
's two runs for Governor of California and his two presidential campaigns.
First Lady of Hollywood