Singer and actress who released the single "Band of Gold" and who collaborated with artists such as Pearl Bailey and Quincy Jones.
She was in a Broadway production of Hallelujah Baby. While signed to Invictus, she released hit singles like the #12 charting song "Bring the Boys Home."
She appeared on American Idol in 2009 and sang "Band of Gold."
She had a son with Gregory Abbott in 1978.
She was in The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps with Eddie Murphy.