Became a US citizen on December 18, 1953.
Came from an acting family. Her father, John Defferin Rutherford, was a Metropolitan Opera singer and her mother, Lucille Mansfield, was a cousin of actor Richard Mansfield and herself a former silent screen actress.
Has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star for motion pictures is at 6834 Hollywood Blvd. Her star for television is at 6331 Hollywood Blvd.
Mother of Gloria May, born in 1943.
On stage from age 4 in a local production of "Mrs. Wiggs Of the Cabbage Patch."