(????) Stage: Appeared in "The Merry Widow" (revival). Lincoln Center, New York City.
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I didn't think much of [the movie]
when I read the script. I just knew that [my character] was a scientist, and I was hoping that somewhere along the line there would be some romance or love interest. But [director] Gordon Douglas
didn't want to refer to any kind of romance whatsoever. It was totally devoid of any interplay with anybody. The ants were supposed to be the star.
In her salad days, she joined the chorus of the San Francisco Grand Opera Company (the youngest to ever be placed on contract) and later sang with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Company. It was during a performance with the latter that she was spotted for films by 20th Century Fox. They subsequently passed on her but she eventually signed with Warner Bros.