As well as having had numerous film and television roles, she acted on stage, conducted her own radio and television shows, and wrote two books.
Owing to her marriage to Leo Durocher and her involvement with his baseball career, she was known as "the First Lady of Baseball". After a talent scout spotted her with the Long Beach Players, she signed a contract with Goldwyn studios, for which she made her cinematic debut.
With a high net worth, the actress is best known for her role and act as Miranda Sanchez in ‘Lizzie Mc Guire’, which is a Disney channel series and was aired from the year 2001 to 2004.
Shortly afterwards, she won lead roles at RKO Pictures in several George O'Brien westerns, in which she was billed as Laraine Johnson.
In 1938, she adopted the name "Laraine Day" to honor her previous playhouse manager Elias Day, from whom she had received much of her training. Her roles for other studios were often far more stimulating than those MGM gave her, including a prominent supporting part in the Irish melodrama My Son, My Son! She also starred in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Foreign Correspondent (1940) with Joel Mc Crea and the psychological mystery The Locket (1946) with Robert Mitchum, Brian Aherne, and Gene Raymond.
She is usually known by her first name only and known for her role as Miranda, Lizzie’s best friend alongside Hillary Duff.
Her actual acting career started when she was cast in the Broadway production of ‘Les Miserables’ in the subsequent roles of ‘Eponine’ and ‘Young Cosette’.