TV celebrity and vocalist who released the #1 strikes “Blues in the night time,” “I’ll Walk Alone,” “The Gypsy,” and “Control keys and Bows.” She was identified as having polio at a age but retrieved after intensive treatment. Her 1st gig was around the Ben Bernie’s Orchestra radio display. She toured using the USO, interesting American soldiers abroad. She wedded George Montgomery in 1943 and, after their divorce in 1963, she wedded Maurice F. Smith. She made a decision to go single like a musician due to the fact she didn’t make the cut for Benny Goodman’s music group.