She provided the voice of Cinderella in the 1950 Disney cartoon.
She started acting at the age of two.
She sang the songs "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" and "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" for President Roosevelt, and was awarded a Disney Legend Award.
She was married at the age of 17 to Stephen Steck Jr. and had a daughter named Stephanie. She later married Ed Shaughnessy, with whom she had two sons named James and Daniel.
She and illustrator Bill Peet worked together on the animated film Cinderella.