Voted Miss New Orleans
Achieved instant star status with her debut appearance in Paramount's "Jungle Princess"
First film with Bob Hope, "The Big Broadcast of 1938"
First "Road" picture with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, "The Road to Singapore"
Appeared with Paulette Goddard and Veronica Lake in the all-star musical revue "Star Spangled Rhythm", singing a song which parodied aspects of their star images: "A Sweater, a Sarong, and a Peek-a-Boo Bang"
Last starring vehicle for Paramount, "Manhandled"
Played supporting star or guest star roles in two early 1950s films, but left films for a decade after playing opposite Hope and Crosby in "The Road to Bali"
Returned to films to play a cameo role in "The Road to Hong Kong", starring Hope and Crosby
Made occasional appearances onstage in the 1960s and 70s, including performing in the leading role of "Hello, Dolly!" with a touring company in Las Vegas
Toured in one-woman show, singing and reminiscing about her career
Made final film appearance in "Creepshow 2"
Appeared in the documentary film, "Entertaining the Troops"
Performed onstage as narrator and singer in the Stephen Sondheim revue, "Side by Side by Sondheim" at the Grand Hotel in Anaheim, CA