In 1988, she played 's mother in the film version of his play.
When Baxter was five, she appeared in a school play, and as her family had moved to New York when she was six years old, Baxter continued to act.
She was 's leading lady in 1943 , her first film.
The original idea was to have Baxter's character gradually come to mirror Colbert's over the course of the film.
In 1943, she played a French maid in a North African hotel with a French accent in 's , a Paramount production.
In 1957, Bancroft was directed by in a adaptation,.