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5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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I always had the feeling on the screen, and I never lost it, that I'd never given my best performance. I never felt I'd had enough rehearsing. When you go on the stage after four weeks of rehearsal, you know what you're doing. And really, there's nothing like that wonderful feeling of facing your audience.
Was slated for the lead role of Margot Channing in All About Eve
(1950) when she suffered a slipped disc while filming a violent scene (fighting off an attempted rape by a Japanese soldier) in Three Came Home
(1950). The injury put her into traction. The role was then offered to Bette Davis
, who had recently been released from Warner Brothers and was widely thought to be at the end of her career....
Apple-shaped face and big eyes