Award-winning singer who served as the first lead singer of the group The 5th Dimension and starred in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin'.
She matriculated from California State University Los Angeles, where she obtained her degree in elementary education.
She and her group, The 5th Dimension, won a Grammy for their hit song, "Love Hangover."
She was born in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Both she and singer Susana Baca have won Grammy Awards.