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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 March 1907Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 20 August 1961Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (tuberculosis)
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Leading lady in low-budget Hollywood films of the early 30's and supporting player in major films.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Takacs <kinephile@aol.com>

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? (? - 20 August 1961) (her death)

Trivia (5)

Niece of actress Fay Bainter.
Often cast in films as women of Hispanic backgrounds.
Was involved in a head-on collision in San Francisco in 1932, in which a passenger of the car she was driving died. She suffered a nervous breakdown as a result.
Graduate of Mrs.Dow's School of Acting in New York. Began as a specialty dancer in 'Music Box Revue', then performed in stock companies in Rochester, New York. On stage from 1924 with 'Dancing Mothers' and 'Quarantine', playing leads by 1927 in plays like 'Bye, Bye Bonnie'. Returned to the stage after her film career faltered in the mid-30', starring as 'Lulu Belle' in Los Angeles and co-starring in 'Piper Paid' on Broadway.
Upon her death, her remains were interred at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside, Riverside County, California.

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