During World World War II she toured service camps, helped organize the United Service Organizations in Los Angeles and toured hospitals and camps for servicemen returning from war. On the day of her father"s death in an airplane crash in Alaska, she was starring in a Broadway play along with Humphrey Bogart. The play was about a woman who was searching for her lover who had just died in an airplane crash.
The death of her father and the manner in which he died was so devastating that she soon left the stage and never performed again.
She was a founding member of Recording for the Blind, and served on the boards of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Princess Grace Foundation.