"Dear World" (Broadway) (1969)
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I was born a character person. I was always eccentric, never a conventional beauty. I grew up in the Depression, the youngest of four kids. I wanted to make people laugh, because making my family laugh helped us forget our concerns. And I found that I could do it.
Born and raised in Berkeley, California, she married college sweetheart and fellow performer Gordon Connell
. One of their first billings together was at San Francisco's Purple Onion on a billing with Maya Angelou
who was at that time a calypso singer.