American actress and singer who has been awarded several honors including three Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 2007 Mabel Award.
She left school to pursue a career as a singer and appeared on The
She received an honorary degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and Memphis College of Art.
She married actor Daniel Reichert, and they have a daughter, Alice.
She had a role in the 1993 film Jack the Bear, starring Danny DeVito.