1950s rock 'n' roll singer who was nicknamed The Queen of Rock & Roll and who sang a cover of "Shake, Rattle and Roll."
She supported her early musical ambitions by driving a laundry truck. Her first group was called The Downbeats.
Her debut single, "I Want You to Be My Baby," sold one million copies in 1955.
She never married.
She had a small role in Jerry Lewis's 1961 film, The Ladies Man.