Sally was a smash hit at the Chicago World's Fair in 1934 and appeared at the New York's World's Fair in 1939. During her career, she made twenty one silent films. The first was Braveheart in 1925. In 1928 she appeared in Sunny side Up, a film about a group of ladies who worked in a pickle factory. Then she got her big break. She starred opposite George Raft in Bolero where she did the fan dance that made her become famous. Although her hayday was between the two World Wars, she continued preforming until she was seventy-five years old.