In the following year, she guest-starred in the television version of , starring her daughter, Patricia Kirkland.
Her film debut was in Ladies Must Dress in 1927.
Among her other films are 1930 , 1930 , 1932 with and , 1933 directed by , and aka The Man I Killed 1932 directed by.
Her first professional stage role was as Ophelia in at the in 1999.
She became a successful actress in sound films because her musical background enabled her to play in movie musicals of the 1930s.
Other credits include guest appearances on , , , and episodes of.
The cause of her death was an aneurysm.
In 2017 she was in 4 episodes of playing Mary Collins.