This breakout role set her on a path of portraying tomboyish girls in films throughout the 1930s.
一年后, she played the title role in Lewis Seiler’s comedy “Ginger,” as an orphan living in a New York slum apartment with her “Uncle Rex,” an aging Shakespearean actor.
在 1947, 在年龄 21, Withers attempted to retire to raise a family after starring in dozens of films, 包含 “The Holy Terror,” “Wild and Woolly,” “Rascals” 和 “The Arizona Wildcat.”
But she was lured back to the big screen in 1956 when George Stevens cast her as neighbor Vashti Snythe in his 1956 epic “巨大的,” alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean.
在 1960, she was recognized for her contribution to film with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Withers achieved another burst of fame in the 1960s and ’70s as Josephine the Plumber in television commercials for Comet cleanser.
Her final acting role was voicing Laverne the gargoyle in Disney’s 2002 动画片 “The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.”