In 1929, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Celebrity for her part in The Broadway Melody. She went to college in her hometown of Midland, Tx until she is at eighth quality. She then shifted to LA with her family members, where she went to Los Angeles SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. She gained popularity for her tasks in silent movies like the 1916 film, Intolerance. She was wedded to William Hawks from 1929 to 1935 plus they got one girl. In her wedding ceremony to William Hanks in 1929, celebrity Mary Astor was among the bridesmaids.