She also called into question Joan’s reputation with the opposite sex, or as she put it “She slept with every male star at MGM, except Lassie.” Crawford was no kinder “Poor Bette,” she tutted “she looks like she’s never had a happy day, or night, in her life.” In 1943, Crawford, and her eyebrows, left MGM and signed up with Warner Bros, the studio which just happened to be the home of Ms Davis.Now their professional rivalry was to be cranked up a notch or ten, with both ladies competing for some of the same parts.
Tone played a handsome architect to Bette’s alcoholic actress and she was soon smitten.
Said Bette ” I fell in love with Franchot, professionally and privately.
Of the experience she said, "I went in the operating room a celebrity—and came out anonymous.
It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible." Grey appeared with Shirley Mac Laine, Liza Minnelli, and Kathy Bates in the CBS television movie The West Side Waltz, adapted by Ernest Thompson from his play.
She then appeared in the 1985 John Badham project American Flyers.
In 1986 she played the role of jealous sister Jeanie Bueller in the John Hughes comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, opposite Matthew Broderick.Newly divorced and on the prowl, she invited Tone over for dinner, only to greet him naked, in her solarium.Whether it was the nudity or the possibility of free tanning sessions, Franchot was hooked and Joan made sure Bette knew about it. They met each day for lunch…he would return to the set, his face covered in lipstick…He was honoured this great star was in love with him.Grey's commercial debut was at the age of 19, in an ad for Dr Pepper before making her film debut in Reckless (1984), in a small role.She appeared in a small role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984).Grey is the daughter of Academy Award–winning actor Joel Grey and former actress/singer Jo Wilder.