A comment from a member of the preview audience about one of her early bit-parts: "You might give the tall gum chewing blonde more parts and see if she can't make the grade - a good gamble."
During one of her first films, portraying a slave girl, she needed to have her eyebrows entirely shaved off. They never grew back.
She was fired from working at an ice cream store because she kept forgetting to put bananas in banana splits.
She felt that she didn’t deserve the title of "Queen of Comedy" because she thought it belonged to her idol, Carole Lombard.
She was good friends with actresses Carol Burnett, Maureen O’Hara, Mary Jane Croft, Carole Lombard, Ginger Rogers, Vivian Vance, and Mary Wickes.
She was born a brunette.
She was the first woman to own her own film studio.