The last woman to play Anna Leonowens in the original Broadway production of "The King and I." Took the role circa 1953 and played it until the production closed in 1954, opposite Brynner, Yul as the King. Repreated the role in a few segements of the "General Foods 25th Anniversary Show" (1954) honoring Rodgers and Hammerstein.
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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 ...
Was the actress with the longest hair in Hollywood (39 inches long). Universal pushed her as a 'rival' to Dorothy Lamour
when she changed her hairstyle to a middle parting
Her long hair
The Fire and Ice Girl