Actress who also played the name role in the initial Broadway creation of Annie. As a girl developing up in Pa, she analyzed dance. In 1977, while playing the part of Annie, she became the youngest performer to become nominated for any Tony Honor for Best Celebrity inside a Musical. She wedded musical composer Edd Kalehoff in 1988; the few divorced in 2011. She portrayed Judy Garland inside a 1978 made-for-television film entitled Rainbow.