She found fame as a young girl in the 1930s in films like Bright Eyes, Stand Up and Cheer and Curly Top. She was just three years old when she got her first film role. She was given a special juvenile Oscar in 1935, when she was just six years old. Appearing in 43 films, she is still the youngest person to receive an Academy Award.
She retired from films in 1950, aged 21.
She died on Monday at home in Woodside, California, from natural causes.
A statement from the family said