Actress and singer best known for starring as Kathy Selden in the 1952 classic Singin' in the Rain. Her other major films include It Started with a Kiss, The Mating Game, and Kiki's Delivery Service. She also starred as Aggie Cromwell in Disney's Halloweentown TV movie.
She won the Miss Burbank beauty contest at the age of sixteen.
Her dancing was all her own, but her singing in the movies was often dubbed over.
She starred with Tony Curtis in The Rat Race in 1960.