She was known as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart".
By the time she was 18 her income was $250,000 a year.
An engineering firm named its so-called dream home in her honor.
Her first screen kiss was described in a headline story across the continent.
Her version of "One Fine Day" from Madame Butterfly, became a classic.
At the age of 27, she walked away from film making and never returned. Mario Lanza pleaded with her for years to make a film with him, but she never made another film.
She has granted only one interview since 1949, film historian David Shipman interviewed her in 1983.