Remembered on her behalf roles in 1930s motion pictures such as for example Professional Sweetheart (with Ginger Rogers), Keep Your Man (with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable), and Baby Encounter (with Barbara Stanwyck), this African-American actress and singer also made an appearance in a number of Val Lewton-produced motion pictures from the 1940s. In her early adulthood years, she examined music on the School of California-Los Angeles and performed using a musical movie theater group known as the Lafayette Players. She produced her initial on-screen appearance being a singer within the 1929 feature Thunderbolt. She was raised in Tx and California because the little girl of Louisiana natives Mable and Isaiah Harris. In the 1950s, she retired from present business and wedded a physician called George Robinson. She and Eddie Rochester Anderson acted contrary one another in both 1940 film Buck Benny Trips Again as well as the 1943 film What’s Buzzin’ Cousin.