Sang the title role of Kay, in the first LP recording of George Gershwin
's "Oh, Kay!", the most complete recording of the score up to that time. It was one of a series of 1950s' recordings of hit musicals that had not appeared as long-playing albums up to then. They were produced by Columbia Records executive (later president)
Did You Know?
To most actors who have any serious thoughts about a long life in acting, a movie contract can be the kiss of death.
Barbara was a former roommate of Carousel
(1956) co-star Shirley Jones
in New York when they both were starting out. When Jones married singer/actor Jack Cassidy
, Barbara sang "When I Marry Mr. Snow" at the wedding.