Date of Birth : Apr 14th 1918

Retired American actress, singer, and variety entertainer born in New Orleans, Louisiana. The former Miss New Orleans beauty pageant winner, whose first major screen role was in 1939’s Second Fiddle, was married to fellow entertainer Peter Lind Hayes from 1940 until his death in 1998. With few exceptions, most notably her role in Orson Welles’ 1958 Broadway production of Around the World in 80 Days, she and her husband worked together exclusively. Among their joint ventures were the 1953 cult fantasy film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, the 1958 Broadway comedy Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?, and the 1960 NBC situation comedy Peter Loves Mary, where they portrayed a show business couple with two children who attempt to adjust to the culture shock of a move from New York City to the suburbs. The show ran one season. In addition, the couple were regular substitute hosts on Arthur Godfrey’s television programs.




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