1905 - Born on the 13th of January, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
1925-1929 - Francis made a limited number of stage appearance in New York before moving into film.
1930 - Her looks and screen presence that Francis was widely publicized as and the epitome of the "American glamour girl".
1932 - Warner Brothers persuaded both Francis and Powell to join the ranks of Warners stars.
1936 - She was the queen of the Warners lot and increasingly her films were developed as star vehicles.
1940 - Francis spent the balance of the on the stage, appearing with some success on Broadway in State of the Union and touring in various productions of plays old and new, including one, Windy Hill, backed by former Warners colleague Ruth Chatterton.
1966 - She was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy, but the cancer had spread and proved fatal.
1968 - Died on the 26th of August in New York City.
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