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|Born:||April 1, 1929||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Portland, Oregon, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Hosted own program on KOIN-Radio in Portland, OR
Made film debut (as herself) in "Song of the Open Road"
Signed with MGM; first film there, "Holiday in Mexico"
Played title role opposite Elizabeth Taylor in "A Date with Judy"
Co-starred with Fred Astaire in the romantic comedy "Royal Wedding"
Cast as Milly in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
Last film at MGM, "Hit the Deck"
Last starring role in a feature film, "Enchanted Island"
Kept busy during the late 50s and early 60s on TV, including a remake of the Vincente Minnelli musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), playing Judy Garland's role of Esther Smith
Broadway debut in revival of "Irene"; took lead role after Debbie Reynolds left the cast
Served as a TV spokesperson for Dry Dock Savings Bank in the 1970s
Produced and appeared in exercise video for arthritis patients
Made a brief appearance in the feature "Marie: A True Story"; billed as a "rally singer"
Briefly appeared on the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns" as Lisa, replacing an ailing Eileen Fulton
Hosted PBS series "The Musicals," introducing classic Hollywood musicals
Returned to New York stage in Anne Meara's play "After-Play"
Again replaced an ailing Eileen Fulton as Lisa on "As the World Turns"
Returned to feature films playing a ditsy art patron in the independent "Picture This"
Appeared in a limited-run revival staging of the Kander & Ebb musical "70, Girls, 70"
Returned to the NYC stage as co-star of the play "Avow"
Landed featured role in the Showtime movie "The Sandy Bottom Orchestra"
Guest starred on an episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Featured in the documentary "Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane"
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