In 1956, she recorded the most complete LP album up to that time of songs from the musical "Show Boat", for RCA Victor. She sang the role of Magnolia, while Robert Merrill
sang both the roles of gambler Gaylord Ravenal and dock worker Joe, and 'Rise Stevens' (wv) sang the role of Julie.
Did You Know?
Up until the time I was five, I suppose I led a perfectly normal life.
Her first professional job was in her early teens with a small touring opera company that came to Spokane wherein she was given a part in the chorus for the performances of Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci and Carmen.