She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry V," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Marius Goring, Harcourt Williams, Alec Guinness, Ivy St. Helier, Leo Genn, Stuart Burge, Stephen Murray, and Basil Coleman in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was director.
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[About her contract with Fox in the 40s] I think things were much more stereotyped then. You either were a sex symbol, or a beautiful woman, which I wasn't, or you got the dregs of the parts, not the interesting ones. I'd been playing large parts in the theater for a long time, being the whole cheese in a lot of plays, and I wanted to do more in films than I was offered. But Hume was working out ...
Was originally cast as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama
(1948) but later dropped out in order to pursue A Woman's Vengeance
(1948). As a result Ellen Corby
, who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.