1922 – Born on the 31st of October in New York City.
1945 – Appeared in the Broadway production of Deep Are The Roots, winning a New York Drama Critics Award for best actress.
1946 – Signed a contract with RKO Studios.
1947 – Bel Geddes’s film debut was opposite Henry Fonda in The Long Night.
1948 – Nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work in the drama I Remember Mama.
– She appeared in two more films at the studio – Blood On The Moon.
1949 – Starred in the movie Caught.
1950-1951 – Panic In The Streets (1950) and Fourteen Hours (1951) with Richard Basehart.
1958 – She returned to Hollywood to appear in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.
1959 – Appeared for The Five Pennie, she starred opposite Danny Kaye in the bio-pic of coronet player
1966 – Retired from acting to tend to her husband, Windsor Lewis, who was fighting cancer.
1978 – Returned to acting as the matriarch of the rowdy Ewing family on the primetime soap opera Dallas.
1980 – Best Lead Actress In A Drama Series Emmy Award.
2005 – Passed away in Northeast Harbor, Maine on 8th of August.