Made headlines in the 1950s when she announced her future candidacy for Governor of Louisiana. She never did run for Governor yet many reference books and sources claim she did.
Found success as a real estate businesswoman after her screen career ended with Hit and Run (1957).
Following her untimely death, she was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California.
Sister of actress Mara Lea.
Was considered for the role of Miss Caswell in All About Eve (1950), which ultimately went to Marilyn Monroe.