Actress and singer who starred on the sitcom The Mothers-in-Law. She was the first to release a version of "In Other Words."
The phrase "Good luck with your mouth!" was something her mother used to say to her and later became her catch phrase.
She established herself as a musical comedian with Spike Jones.
She was born to Lena and Vincenzo Balotta, both Italian immigrants, and had three siblings: Orlando, Jean, and Rosalie.
She and Alice Ghostley were the evil stepsisters in a telecast version of Roger and Hammerstien's Cinderella.