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Show Boat DVD ... Come one, come all to the Show Boat show!From novel (by Edna Ferber) to Broadway... more info $19.98was $19.98 Buy Now

That Midnight... The muscular tenor of Mario Lanza combines with the bright coloratura of Kathryn... more info $24.98was $24.98 Buy Now

Ziegfeld... It's hard to pack so many stars into one musical, but somehow "Ziegfeld Follies"... more info $5.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Anchors Aweigh... Given free reign in choreographing Anchors Aweigh, Gene Kelly was eager to do... more info $7.99was $12.98 Buy Now

Till The... Songwriter Jerome Kern recalls his career on the opening night of his "Show... more info $12.98was $12.98 Buy Now

So This Is... Forget her string of Brodawy successes. Forget even the flowers-and-candlelight... more info $11.99was $17.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: February 17, 2010
Born: February 9, 1922 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Studied voice at the Chicago Civic Opera
1937:
Signed to a recording contract by RCA at age 15
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Put under contract by MGM; abandoned recording career
1941:
First film appearance was in "Andy Hardy's Private Secretary" as Andy Hardy's secretary Kathryn Land
1942:
First romantic lead, "Seven Sweethearts"
1955:
First TV appearance, "General Electric Theater" (CBS); received an Emmy nomination for her performance in the episode "Shadow on the Heart"
1951:
Starred in the film adaptation of the musical, "Show Boat," opposite Ava Gardner and Howard Keel
1953:
Last film for MGM, "Kiss Me, Kate"
1956:
Co-starred in the musical film remake of "The Vagabond King"
1960:
Made operatic debut in "Madame Butterfly"
1962:
Replaced Julie Andrews as Guinevere in the Broadway production of "Camelot"
1978:
Appeared on TV in "Gene Kelly... An American in Pasadena"
1982:
Played first dramatic stage role in "Night Watch"
1987:
Starred in a stage production of the British farce, "Noises Off"
1987:
Had recurring role of Ideal Malloy on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS)
1989:
Made TV appearance on "America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor"
1997:
Featured in "A Celebration of the Glorious MGM Musicals" at NYC's Carnegie Hall

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