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  • She was the original female lead to Elvis Presley in Flaming Star (1960). She walked off the picture after an argument with director Don Siegel.
  • Reportedly the last person to be signed as a contract player by the J. Arthur Rank Organization.
  • She has one child, a son named Jonathan Jackson Poe who was born in August of 1971 with her ex-husband, James Poe.
  • Was slightly injured by Vincent Price while filming her last scene from Pit and the Pendulum (1961) when he quite aggressively grabbed her by her throat - she shrugged it off because the scene came off so real.
  • The part of Alice LeBlanc in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) was written by James Poe--her husband--specifically for her, but it turned out she wasn't able to do it and it was given to Susannah York instead.
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