- Category : 1909-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (25,41,55,59)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Confrontation 1
American actress and singer, called "the most beautiful girl on Broadway" before she quit the stage for a film career through the 1930s and 1940s. She played leading female roles, often showgirls, in several "B" pictures, performing one of her most notable roles in James Whale's Sinners in Paradise (1938). Despite her success she was often cast in minor roles in more widely seen films such as His Girl Friday (1940). The majority of her roles were in comedies but she also appeared in dramas such as Boom Town (1940) in which she played a dance hall singer who is briefly romanced by Clark Gable. Her more substantial roles included Alice Angel, a dizzy showgirl, in the murder mystery Lady of Burlesque with Barbara Stanwyck. By the late 1940s, her roles were often minor. Three Stooges fans will remember her as western cowgirl Gladys in Merry Mavericks. She died at age 76 of cardiac arrest on 13 August 1985 in Los Angeles, California.