Country music singer best remembered for her 1952 Christmas classic "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." She was also famous for being the sidekick to comedian Pinky Lee on The Pinky Lee Show.
She was discovered by radio host Rex Allen, who had her sing on his show when she was eleven years old.
She owned her own restaurant and nightclub called the The Molly Bee in Oceanside, California.
She married many men, including country singer Ira Allen, to whom she was married for ten years. She had daughters named Lia and Bobbi as well as a son named Michael.
She was a regular performer on the series Swingin' Country, created by Dick Clark.