Summary: actress and dancer who was a star of numerous movie-musicals in the late 1940's and early 1950's including On the Town, Easter Parade, Watch the Bride and Kiss Me Kate, but who earned millions on Broadway in such productions as Hello, Dolly and Mame, who continued to astound audiences with her tap dancing into her 60's, touring with Mickey Rooney in Sugar Babies and whose career in film spanned nearly 70 years, from 1934's Anne of Green Gables as a child actress to the 2001 film Mulholland Drive.
Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Born: April 12, 1923
Died: January 22, 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California