Actress and singer who won Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her role in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin.
Her early interest in singing led to her participation in youth groups, church choir and radio work.
She adopted both of her sons, and was planning on adopting another two children, however, both plans fell through.
She married George Krynicki in 1982.
She made an appearance in Morton's By the Bay with