South African previous child celebrity who appeared in a variety of 1930s films such as for example Small Pioneer and Comet Over Broadway. She began learning how exactly to perform piano when she was 24 months old started carrying out on stage in London a couple of years later. She released an autobiography known as My QUARTER-HOUR: An Autobiography of a kid star from the Golden Period of Hollywood in 2005. She was wedded to Anthony Drake from 1947 until 2005 plus they got a girl, Toni. She was frequently regarded as a rival to fellow 1930s kid celebrity Shirley Temple.