Whatever happened to Gloria Grahame? Is she in good health? Does she live in Europe? - G.R., Los Angeles, Calif.

STATS: Born Nov. 28, 1925, in Los Angeles as Gloria Grahame Hallward. Attended Hollywood High School. Married four times: actor Stanley Clements (1945-48); producer Nicholas Ray (1948-52); producer/writer Cy Howard (1954-57); and her stepson, actor Anthony Ray (1961-75). She has four children.IN EARLY YEARS: Grahame started acting at 9 at the Pasadena Playhouse, later working on stage in high school. She quit school to tour in a play, worked in stock, then made her Broadway debut under the name Gloria Hallward. Her first movie was "Blonde Fever" in 1944. Her career peaked in the late 1940s and early '50s with an Oscar nomination for "Crossfire" in 1947 and an Oscar as best supporting actress in 1952 for "The Bad and the Beautiful."

FAMOUS FOR: Her husky seductive voice and come-hither looks, which helped type her in roles as a fallen woman or straying wife.

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IN RECENT YEARS: Grahame retired from the movies in the late 1950s, then came back to do a few roles in minor movies in the United States and Europe. Her last was "The Nesting," released the year she died, 1981.

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