As a child she studied dance under Isadora Duncan and later taught dancing to neighborhood children and schoolmates.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 505-506. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
Sharp-tongued Hollywood commentator, who was denied top billing for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), even though she played the title role.