She acted in Rodney Ackland's stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoievsky's novel, "Crime and Punishment," at the National Theatre in New York City with John Gielgud, Lilian Gish, Vladimir Sokoloff, Alice John, Sanford Meisner, and E.A. Krumschmidt in the cast. Theodore Komisarjevsky was director.
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Diminutive German leading lady, daughter of an English father and a Viennese mother. Studied ballet at the age of six. Aged twenty, she performed in cabaret and musical revues. In romantic films and comedies from 1930. Left Germany in 1936 to continue her career in Britain. Married the director John Brahm, who directed her in the sound version of "Broken Blossoms". Went to Hollywood and was ...