- Category : 1925-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (12,35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 2
American singer and actress who performed and recorded between the 1940s and 1960s. She appeared in top clubs in New York City, Chicago and elsewhere, and released several singles on Capitol, with arrangements by Nelson Riddle, including "Softly" and "I Dream of You" (both 1952), "Is That Bad" and "Lonely" (both 1953).
In 1958 she released the LP Songs by a Moody Miss on Tops Records; she was credited on the album sleeve as "America's Foremost Night Club Singer". Soon afterwards she signed for Dot Records, who issued further singles including "Don't Go".
From 1964, she recorded for Vee-Jay Records, and that year released her best known album, Rocks in My Bed, a collection of songs by Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee and others.
In later years, she ran a catering company with her sister. She died of a stroke in Los Angeles on 4 July 1971 at the age of 46. A compilation of her early recordings, Softly Baby, was released in 1985.