1950s jazz artist who gained national fame for her 1957 #4 hit single "The Late, Late Show."
She started performing in local night clubs at the age of eighteen.
She was also known for the albums In the Night, Dynamic!, and Dakota at Storyville.
She was briefly married to trumpeter Talib Dawud and had a brother named Fred who played the saxophone.
She was featured in the documentary Jazzwomen with Etta Jones in 2000.