She gained popularity on her behalf award-nominated part in THE NIGHT TIME from the Iguana and her focus on the show Dark Shadows. She started auditioning for takes on in NEW YORK while in senior high school as a way to flee her troubled child years. She was nominated for an Academy Honor and a Golden World Award on her behalf part as Judith Fellowes in THE NIGHT TIME from the Iguana. She wedded acting professional Ted Brooks in 1946. She acted in the stage creation of Happy End, which co-starred Meryl Streep.