(1984-1985 Season) She acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Side by Side by Sondheim," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Judy Kaye, Larry Kert and George Rose in the cast. Robert Johanson was director. Jim Coleman was musical director. David Kissel was scenic and lighting designer. Alice S. Hughes was ...
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[on working with Gwen Verdon] "Well, it's an inspiration in the first place, because you love working with good people. I mean, it's a drag to work with bad people. And so it makes you better. And it's a joy."
Has won two Tony Awards: in 1952, as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for a revival of "Pal Joey," and in 1971 as Best Actress (Musical) for a revival of "No, No, Nanette." She was also nominated in 1966 as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for "Sweet Charity."