Star of the TV movie Get Christie Love! was the first African American woman to star in her own television drama.
She was a singer with The Doodletown Pipers, an popular easy listening group in the '60s and '70s.
She was part of the famously short-lived sketch comedy show Turn-On, which was cancelled after only one episode.
She grew up in Houston, Texas and married William Reddick.
She was a frequent guest on Dan Rowan's show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.