Summary: mezzo-soprano opera singer and a fixture at the New York City Opera for 30 years who won critical praise for her musicianship, singing, and acting, where she enjoyed another burst of fame in 1984 when she won $1.7 million in the New York State Lotto but didn't quit her day job continuing to appear at City Opera until 1993, then volunteering for the musical theater program at the Bronx High School of Science.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: December 1, 1937
Died: December 26, 2005
Location: New York City, New York