American singer-songwriter remembered for popular novelty songs like "Telephone Man" and "Peter the Meter Reader." In 2002, she was tragically killed while driving in an ice storm at the age of 53.
She attended Georgia State University, where she earned a Master's degree in Musical Education and Theory.
She released a new version of "Telephone Man" called "Internet Man" in 1999, leading to a new record deal with Time-Warner Records.
Her father was an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
Her hit "Telephone Man" was frequently played on the radio show of Dr. Demento.