1908 – Born on November 18th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
– A talented singer and dancer who took piano lessons at 5, singing lessons at 6, and dance class at 7. Made stage debut as 9-year-old dancer, then solo singing stint at age 11.
1934 – Made breakthrough in Broadway revue ‘New Faces of 1934’.
1935 – Married to Robert Burton.
1950 – Appeared in the television series, Your Show of Shows.
1960 – Married to King Donovan, who often performed with her in theater.
1966 – Starred in the television series, It’s About Time as Shadd.
1973 – She was severely injured in a car accident. She lost her sight in her right eye when the rear view mirror hit her eye, split her leg open, broke her cheekbone, and fractured her ankle.
1978 – Was nominated for Broadway’s Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role – Musical) for "On the Twentieth Century".
2001 – Died on June 2nd in Westport, Connecticut. Suffered from Alzheimer’s disease at the time of her death.