Remembered for her performances in such 1960s films as Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (with Bob Hope) and Frankie and Johnny (with Elvis Presley), this American screen actress, though quiet and intelligent off-screen, was frequently typecast in "loose" women roles.
She first appeared on screen in the early 1950s, playing a small role in the film version of the musical Show Boat.
With her husband, composer Billy Barnes, she adopted a son named Tyler. Tragically, she committed suicide in her fifties.
She appeared in director Billy Wilder's 1960, Academy Award-winning film, The Apartment.