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I think the role did pigeonhole me for awhile, to the point where many people never realized I could sing. That was always very odd to me, 'cause I always thought of myself as a singer. But it was all right, because whatever helped me get a job was just fine ... whether that job was acting on a sitcom or singing on Broadway. -- ND, reflecting on her wifely role in "Too Close for Comfort"
Broadway veteran whose vast musical theater leads include Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific," Maria in "The Sound of Music," the title role in "Peter Pan," Carrie in "Carounsel," Daisy in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," Sharon in "Finian's Rainbow," the title role in "Irene" and the Witch in "Into the Woods," in addition to scores of musical revues and one-evening special tributes.