Actress who was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Betty Schaefer in the classic film Sunset Boulevard.
She signed a contract with Paramount Pictures in 1948 and acted in a series of supporting roles before becoming a leading lady.
She retired from acting in the '80s, but made a cameo in the 1997 remake of Flubber.
She married Capitol Records executive Alan W. Livingston in 1962.
She had a natural chemistry with william Holden, with whom she acted in numerous films.