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Sister of actress Gladys MacClure.

Began her film career in 1927 as a stand-in for Pola Negri.

Made thirty films during the 1930s with her biggest success in George White's Scandals (1934).

By the end of the decade, Ames' popularity had diminished and she retired in the early 1940s.

Ames was married three times, including to actor Bruce Cabot from 1933 until 1937.

Ames died of cancer on May 31, 1947 in New York City.

Is interred in the Oakwood Cemetery in her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.

For her contributions to the motion picture industry,she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1612 Vine Street.

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