Crute was generally cast as a widow or man charmer in movies. She was
employed by Edison Studios. She was a leading woman of Harold Lockwood, Joseph Burks, and Frank Lyon, among others.
In In Spite of All (1915) she played the role of Stella, a famous dancer who lures the film's hero. In Her Vocation (1915), she appeared as an adventurous newspaper woman in a cast which included Augustus Phillips. As Lucille Stanton, in When Men Betray (1918), Crute performs as a female so enticing she makes men her willing
After leaving motion pictures in 1925, Crute returned to make The Ace of Cads in 1926. The movie starred Adolphe Menjou. She also appeared in Tin Gods (1926) with Thomas Meighan.
Sally Crute died in 1971 in Miami, Florida.