As a little girl, she danced the role of Marie (Clara) in the original 1954 staging of George Balanchine
's production of "The Nutcracker".
Did You Know?
She originally auditioned to play "Phoebe Smith" on The Edge of Night
(1956) but did not get the part. She then was cast as Phoebe's friend, and, in about six months, the show offered her a contract to continue playing the friend.