Apr. 30th, 1926
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
5' 5 1/2"
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Contestant
- Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
- 1987 inductee of the Theodore Roosevelt High School Hall of Fame.
- Miss Chicago of 1946 - Miss America contest.
- Her classmates at the Drama Department of Northwestern University included 'Paul Lynde' (qv), 'Charlotte Rae' (qv), 'Martha Hyer' (qv), 'Patricia Neal' (qv) and 'Agnes Nixon' (qv).
- Has 5 grandchildren (including granddaughter Skye Englund).
- Posed "au naturel" on the cover of "Alternative Medicine Digest" (issue 15, 1997) body painted with images of fruit adorning her nakedness. This was a parody, or imitation, of the famous 'Demi Moore' (qv) body painted nude Vanity Fair photo.
- She is left-handed.
- Older sister of chanteuse 'Claiborne Cary' (qv).