Joined her husband, Arthur, and sister-in-law to build the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida, USA. The museum opened in 1987.
Served on the Board of Directors for her husband's firms Appleton Electronics and Appleton Oil Co.
She and her husband were major figures in Thoroughbred horse racing. In addition to racing horses, in 1976 they built Bridlewood Farm, a 960-acre breeding operation in Ocala, Florida.
She and second husband Arthur Appleton had three sons and one daughter.
She made her film debut in Collegiate (1936) after lying about her age. She was just 13.