Actress and operatic soprano who performed in musicals like Show Boat in 1951 and Camelot from 1962 to 1964.
She was discovered by a janitor at the St. Louis Municipal Opera House who introduced her to Frances Marshall.
In the early 1950s, she starred in Lovely to Look At with Howard Keel.
She married John Shelton on July 11, 1941; after their divorce on June 17, 1946, she married Johnny Johnston on August 22, 1947.
She co-starred with Mario Lanza in the 1950 film The Toast of New Orleans.