Parker High School
Awarded star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Under contract with Columbia Pictures
Appeared in "Christmas in July"
Had breakthough dramatic role in "If I Were King"
First feature as Ellen Drew, the musical "Sing You Sinners"
Groomed for stardom by Paramount; name originally changed to Erin Drew and then Ellen Drew
Signed by Paramount Pictures
Film acting debut in bit roles, billed as Terry Ray
Won title of "Miss Englewood"; encouraged to try her luck in Hollywood
Following parents' separation, dropped out of high school at age 16, lied about her age and obtained a job in the accounting department at Marshall Field's