1957 – Born on July 3rd in Brewster, New York.
1961 – Music video for her single "Spanish Eddie" was a re-telling of West Side Story.
1981 – Married to Larry Kruteck on December.
1982 – The American pop singer came to fame with the single "Gloria". This Italian song had originally been a hit in continental Europe in the late seventies, but had been ignored in the UK and US, save for a minor British hit version by the irrepressible Jonathan King.
2001 – She broke both femurs when she fell 10 feet from a ladder whilst hanging wisteria outside her New York State home.
2004 – She died of a brain aneurysm in her sleep on August 26th.