Classically trained jazz artist whose design was immersed in stride piano and boogie-woogie, yet was recognized to incorporate bop, swing jazz, and classical. She was a graduate of DuSable SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Chicago where she was educated by Walter Dyett, Dinah Washington’s instructor. She was Artwork Tatum’s protégée. He stated she was “the just woman who could make me practice,” and she stated he “was said to be blind…I understand he could see females,” both claims that summed up their romantic relationship. She was wedded 3 x and got two sons: John McClain and Donovan Donegan Eady. She is at the film Feelings of 1945 with W.C. Areas.