Masterful scat singer seen in 'Jazz on a Summer's Day.'
She traveled the country as a marathon dance contestant.
She didn't want to play into a female stereotype, so when she performed she never wore an evening gown.
She got married to Don Carter in 1937, and after their annulment in 1939, she married Carl Hoff on January 18, 1943.
One of her great influences is Ella Fitzgerald.