|Born:||September 13, 1900|
|Location:||Patten, Maine, USA|
|Deathplace:||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Birthname:||Gladys Anna Clare|
She is credited for contributing to the enormous success on Broadway of Personal Appearance, the comedy by Lawrence Riley in which she had the starring role. This role was reprised by Mae West in the classic film Go West, Young Man, which West adapted from the play.
She also appeared in Madame X (1937), The Roaring Twenties (1939), The Way of All Flesh (1940), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and He Ran All the Way (1951). She is perhaps best known to modern audiences as the wife of Miles Archer in The Maltese Falcon.