She spoke fluent French.
Her first poem, entitled “Night,” was published in the school magazine, and writing verse became an occasional pastime during the rest of her life.
In her first part on Broadway, she carried a bucket of water across the stage.
Two weeks after one of her Broadway plays opened, there was a rumor that Darryl F. Zanuck, the head of 20th Century Fox had flown in from the coast and was in the audience. During the performance, he told an assistant to make a note of her name. Later that night, Zanuck dropped by the Stork Club, where he saw a young lady on the dance floor. He told his assistant, "Forget the girl from the play. See if you can sign that one." It was her.
She had two daughters with her famous fashion designer husband.
In 1958, she met Texas oil baron W. Howard Lee, and they were later married on July 11, 1960. They lived in Houston and she loved life in Texas.