Singer and actress who was in many musicals and sang "There's No Business like Show Business," as well as hits like "You're the Top" and "Anything Goes."
She was a stenographer after completing college. Her breakthrough was when she replaced Ruth Etting in Follow the Leader in 1930.
She sang popular standards for songs like "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "It's De-Lovely."
She was greatly inspired by performers such as Fanny Brice who she saw in the Vaudeville show at the Palace Theatre on Friday nights with her family.