Actress who teamed with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in a series of films known as "Road to..." pictures that combined adventure, slapstick, ad-lib and Hollywood inside jokes . Her other notable films include The Greatest Show on Earth and Creepshow 2.
She had a fifteen minute weekly musical program on NBC Radio.
She made her big screen debut in the first "Road to..." film, 1940's Road to Singapore.
She was married to Herbie Kay from 1935 to 1939 and William Ross Howard III from 1943 to 1978. She had two children.
In 1987, she appeared alongside Angela Lansbury in an episode of the TV series Murder, She Wrote.