From apple blossom queen to Hollywood star, she was an actress in many B-Movies, but occasionally played alongside superstars.
She came from an artistic family and was an actress and a model, known for her beauty She married an actor and a pop star and her daughter inspired a very famous song.
A talented jazz singer from Texas she sang with Benny Goodman. She discovered Frank Sinatra and made a formidable partnership with her husband Peanuts Hacko.
Briefly a Hollywood star she appeared alongside Laurel and Hardy – but her acting career was ruined by Mary Pickford at the ripe old age of one.