Singer and actress on Broadway who sang "The Morning After" and who won the first Best Original Song Oscar Award in 1976.
She worked as a secretary by day and sang as part of the folk band Sweet Rain by night.
Due to financial troubles, she changed her name and assumed a new life as a secretary in Marina Del Rey.
She was from an Irish family, born to parents James Terrence McGovern and Mary Rita.
Her first concert was filled with songs by George Gershwin.