Life and work
The granddaughter of architect Frank Lloyd Wright began her career at the age of 13 years in New York City. She worked on stage before with Twenty Mule Team in 1940 turned her film debut for Metro -Goldwyn- Mayer. She starred in many films before she received in 1946 for her portrayal of Sophie MacDonald in The Razor's Edge an Oscar as best supporting actress.
Their most famous role was that of unscrupulous young actress Eve Harrington in All About Eve (All About Eve ), for which she was nominated for the 1951 Academy Award for Best Actress. In the 1970s, she starred in the musical Applause, an adaptation by All About Eve, the role of the aging diva Margo Channing, who was played in the film by Bette Davis. Another highlight of her career was the role of Nefretiri in Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments ( The Ten Commandments, 1956). Your last role was as the hotel manager in the television series Hotel, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.
In 1947 she married actor John Hodiak. Marriage, from which emerged a daughter, divorced in 1953, and she was then with Randolph Galt, with whom she had two daughters, and David Klee married. She died in 1985 in New York unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage and was in the cemetery of the Unity Chapel in Spring Green, Wisconsin, buried.