Broadway celebrity whose Tony Award-winning music theatre credits include Nellie Forbush in South Pacific as well as the name part in Peter Skillet. She produced her Broadway debut within the Cole Porter musical Keep It if you ask me! She was a 1989 Kennedy Middle Honoree. Her boy, Larry Hagman, also became an acting professional. She performed Maria within the Broadway creation from the Sound of Music; Julie Andrews became well-known for playing exactly the same part within the film edition from the play.