Celebrated vocalist of jazz, pop, and traditional music who produced many appearances at Carnegie Hall and about television, like within the Muppet Display. She worked like a hairdresser, pawnbroker, and librarian. Her 1st professional music gig was with John Dankworth, with whom she performed until 1958. She’s been the only real woman to get a Grammy Honor for jazz due to her excellent scat performing. After divorcing her 1st husband, she wedded John Dankworth in 1958. She performed the lead inside a play at London’s Royal Courtroom Theatre, regarded as the home from the playwright Harold Pinter.