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Coca, Imogene Fernandez de

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 2001 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses

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.