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Also Known As: Died: March 3, 1994
Born: March 14, 1943 Cause of Death: ovarian cancer
Birth Place: Durham, North Carolina, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Began performing with the American Mime Theater
1971:
Broadway debut, chorus member of "Jesus Christ Superstar"
1972:
Feature debut, "The Broad Coalition"
1973:
First speaking role on Broadway, "Seesaw"; initial collaboration with Tommy Tune
1974:
Appeared in "The Magic Show", directed by her husband Grover Dale
1979:
Replaced Ann Jillian in the Broadway musical "Sugar Babies"
1980:
Diagnosed with ovarian cancer
1981:
Assumed the leading role of Miss Mona, the brothel owner, in the stage musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas", staged by Tune
1981:
Played a dancer in "So Fine"
1982:
Breakthrough stage role, cast as Carla, the mistress of film director Guido Contini, in "Nine", a Broadway musical directed by Tommy Tune and based on Fellini's "8 1/2"; created controversy with her costume (a black lace body stocking) as well as her gyrations during her showstopping number "A Phone Call From the Vatican"; received Tony nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical; number banned from being performed as originally staged during the annual telecast of the Tony Awards by CBS
1985:
Played Babs Berrenger-DeGava on the short-lived series "Berrenger's" (NBC)
1986:
Offered a memorable supporting turn as Danny De Vito's sexy mistress in the comedy "Ruthless People"
1987:
Had recurring role as Barbara Whiteman in the Fox TV series version of "Down and Out in Beverly Hills"
1993:
Last TV appearance in the NBC miniseries "Trade Winds"
1994:
Final film, "Radioland Murders"; released posthumously

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