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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Studied voice at the Chicago Civic Opera
Signed to a recording contract by RCA at age 15
Put under contract by MGM; abandoned recording career
First film appearance was in "Andy Hardy's Private Secretary" as Andy Hardy's secretary Kathryn Land
First romantic lead, "Seven Sweethearts"
First TV appearance, "General Electric Theater" (CBS); received an Emmy nomination for her performance in the episode "Shadow on the Heart"
Starred in the film adaptation of the musical, "Show Boat," opposite Ava Gardner and Howard Keel
Last film for MGM, "Kiss Me, Kate"
Co-starred in the musical film remake of "The Vagabond King"
Made operatic debut in "Madame Butterfly"
Replaced Julie Andrews as Guinevere in the Broadway production of "Camelot"
Appeared on TV in "Gene Kelly... An American in Pasadena"
Played first dramatic stage role in "Night Watch"
Starred in a stage production of the British farce, "Noises Off"
Had recurring role of Ideal Malloy on "Murder, She Wrote" (CBS)
Made TV appearance on "America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor"
Featured in "A Celebration of the Glorious MGM Musicals" at NYC's Carnegie Hall
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