In 1969 she starred in a Florida production of the musical "Mame", which led to her becoming the last actress to headline the Broadway production of that show later that year and in 1970, before it finally closed (she replaced Jane Morgan
, who had replaced Janis Paige
, who had replaced Angela Lansbury
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Johnnie Lucille Collier
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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At MGM, I always played the second feminine lead. I was never the star in films. I was the brassy, good-hearted showgirl. I never really had my big moment on the screen. Broadway gave me the stardom that my soul kind of yearned for.
Had to audition for Easter Parade
(1948) in a steel back brace after breaking her back.
Long legs and fast tap dance routines