TV star and singer of Blues in the Night (1942).
She was diagnosed with polio at a young age but recovered after intensive care.
She toured in the USO, entertaining American soldiers overseas.
Got married to George Montgomery on December 5, 1943, and after their divorce in 1963, married Maurice F. Smith on May 26, 1963.
She made the decision to go solo as a musician mainly because Benny Goodman didn't want her in his band.