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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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