Summary: classical pianist and widow of pop music legend Fred Waring (d. 1984) who used her international stature in music to bring international attention to the Coachella Valley, Calif. desert, where she brought world-renowned pianist Van Cliburn to perform at the McCallum Theater's opening night gala in 1988.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: October 18, 1915
Died: June 2, 2013
Location: Rancho Mirage, California