"Mame" replacement for Jane Connell
, portraying Agnes Gooch, and then for Bea Arthur
, portraying Vera Charles, in the original Broadway musical comedy production (1966-1970), on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
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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."