Summary: actress, singer and dancer considered as a platinum blonde bombshell in the 1950's who later became a prominent character actress, but who initially was groomed as a glamour girl who could substitute for the often unreliable Marilyn Monroe and in fact replaced Monroe in the film How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955), who appeared in popular stage musicals including Can-Can and Bye Bye Birdie but was best known for her prolific TV work appearing on such shows as Marcus Welby, MD, Archie Bunker's Place (for which she earned Emmy nominations), and on Seinfeld as Kramer's mother Babs.
Cause of Death: Complications from surgery
Born: January 17, 1932
Died: November 4, 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California