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Spouse: Robert Taylor (24 May 1954 - 8 June 1969) (his death) 2 children Georg Thieß (? - 1947) (divorced) 2 children

Son, Terrance ("Terry"), and daughter, Tessa, with Robert Taylor.

Her son, Michael, spent a year in jail for trying to poison his father. He committed suicide by overdose in a motel at the age of 24. She found his body.

Was up to co-star with Clark Gable in The King and Four Queens (1956) at Gable's request, but turned it down to focus on her family.

Voted the year's "Most Promising Star" by Modern Screen Magazine in 1952 along with Marilyn Monroe.

While handsome Robert Taylor was squiring her about town, the press quipped that he was *finally* dating someone prettier than he was (Taylor was previously married to Barbara Stanwyck).

Recieved the Golden Key Award from the Foreign Press Association in 1952.

In 1955, she was one of only three people under long-term contract at RKO.

Clark Gable taught her how to shoot.

She was widowed twice. Her second husband, Robert Taylor, and her third husband both died of lung cancer.

Son, Terrance "Terry" (b. June 18, 1955), and daughter, Theresa "Tessa" (born on August 16, 1959), with 2nd husband Taylor.

Daughter Manuela (born in 1944), and son Michael (born in 1946) with first husband Georg Thieß.

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