Originated the role of Lilli Vanessi in the original Broadway production of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" (1948). Reprised the role in the 1951 London production, a 1959 television adaptation (costarring original cast member Drake, Alfred), and a 1965 revival.
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I used to think every night before I went on stage, a lot of people think of the audience as one mass, but it's not -- it's all individual people. And that's why I love the theatere... And I always feel that if in some way you can touch somebody, either touch them emotionally, or if it's a young person who wants to be an actor, touch them so he or she, too, wants to be an actor...it's so ...
Served as Helen Hayes
' understudy in the 1936 Broadway production of "Victoria Regina". She was never put on during the run, even when Hayes actually became ill. The theatre would simply close the show until the legendary star recovered.
Her long hair
The Fire and Ice Girl