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Cheryl Ladd began her acting career by playing the role of Kris Munroe in the hit TV series Charlie's Angels in 1977. In 1978, she released her first single named Think It Over, which ranked #34 on Billboard. She went on to sing and released 3 more albums. Most recently, she made an appearance in the TV mini-series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
In the early '70s, Loni Anderson started her career by only landing small roles on various TV series. However, her luck changed in 1978 when she starred in WKRP in Cincinnati as Jennifer Marlow, which quickly made her a household name. Her career continued to flourish in TV series and movies like Partners in Crime and White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd. Most recently, she landed a role in the 2017 Amazon original film Love You More.
Kate Jackson is most well-known for playing the role of Sabrina Duncan, a butt-kicking beauty who fights crimes, in the '70s TV series Charlie's Angels. However, she left the show after the third season ended and appeared instead in shows like Scarecrow and Mrs. King and Baby Boom. Recently, she ventured to a different art - writing and planned to publish a memoir in 2010.
Linda Ronstadt started her music career by playing shows at the Troubadour, a noted nightclub in West Hollywood. She made a few tweaks to her original style of music and was soon being called the “Queen of Rock” and the “First Lady of Rock”, by national media. She went on to have over 30 gold and platinum records and won 10 Grammys. Sadly, in 2013, she announced she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, which resulted in her retirement from singing. She released her memoir, “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir”, that same year.
Streep has gone on to be one of the most celebrated and decorated actresses in the industry. She has more Oscar nominations than any other actor or actress. She started her acting career on stage. In the early 1970s she performed on Broadway, but, in 1977, she got her film debut in the TV movie “Deadliest Season”. She rounded out the decade with a strong performance in 1979’s “Kramer v Kramer”. For her performance of Joanna Kramer she received a Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Goldie Hawn rose to fame by becoming a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Due to her lovely and approachable personality, she began landing roles in more extensive comedic productions such There’s a Girl in My Soup and Butterflies are Free. Her career in comedic films continued and today has many well-known performances on her resume, such as in Death Becomes Her and The First Wives Club. She took a hiatus from acting in 2002, after her performance in The Banger Sisters. However, she returned in 2017, appearing alongside Amy Schumer in Snatched.
Carol Kane shined in 1970s. Her first major role of Gitl in “Hester Street”, in 1975, earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Her performance was also noticed by many in the industry including Woody Allen. He soon after cast her in his Oscar-winning film, “Annie Hall”. Her career has yet to slow down and she has landed roles in hit films such as “The Princess Bride”, “Addams Family Values”, and “Scrooged”. One of her most recent roles from 2015-2017 as Lillian Kaushtupper in the the Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”.
Linda Gray got her big break in a very unusual way. She portrayed Mrs. Robinson’s body double in “The Graduate”. That “performance” was good enough for her to land her own roles. Her breakthrough acting role came as Sue Ellen on “Dallas”, which she played from 1978-1991. She reprised her role in the show’s remake from 2012-2014. Her most recent on-screen appearance was in 2017, on 2 episodes of “Hand of God”.
Maureen McCormick is best known for her role as Marcia Brady on the TV sitcom “The Brady Bunch”. She reprised the role several times in spin-off feature films and TV movies. She has appeared on several reality TV shows such as “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” and “Dancing with the Stars”. Her most recent role was in 2017, in the drama film “The Neighborhood”.
Teri Garr’s breakthrough role was as Igna in 1974’s “Young Frankenstein”. She continued to land roles and has appeared in films such as “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Tootsie”. Sadly, in 2002, she publicly announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. However, she has used that diagnosis for good and has become a National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and National Chair for the Society’s Women Against MS program.
Charlene Tilton is best remembered as Lucy Ewing on “Dallas”. She was given nickname the “poisonous dwarf” because or her short stature of 4 feet and 11 inches, as well as her character’s wild personality. After portraying Lucy, Charlene dabbled in music and began singing pop music. Although she still appears in various shows and films, today, she concentrates less on acting and singing and more on charity work. She is very involved in organizations that help foster children.
Pam Grier rose to fame by playing bold and assertive women, in early 1970s blaxploitation movies. She played roles in hit films such as “Coffy”, “Foxy Brown”, and “Sheba, Baby”. Since the 70s, her acting resume has continued to grow with roles in hit films such as “Foxy Brown”, “Man with the Iron Fists”, and “Mars Attacks!” She currently has roles in 3 movies that are in post-production which are expected to be completed soon.
After becoming a successful model, Kim Basinger decided to jump into acting. She made her on-screen debut in the series “Gemini Man”. She continued to land roles through the 70s, in several TV movies and shows. However, she was able to make the transition onto the big screen in the 1980s, including her famed role of Lynn Bracken in “L.A. Confidential”. In 2016, she appeared alongside Russell Crowe in “The Nice Guys” and, in 2017, she appeared in the movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades Darker”.
After having a successful singing career and appearing in two musical films (Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly!) in the late 1960s, Barbara Streisand’s career flourished in the 1970s. She has truly succeeded in the spotlight and today has titles to her name such as Producer, Director, Composer, and Writer. She is still acting as well as singing, and she even recently finished a tour. In 2015, it was announced that she would be writing a memoir, which is scheduled to be released in the near future.
Cicely Tyson is a model turned actress who has received much critical acclaim for her performances in films and TV shows such as “Sounder”, “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman”, “Roots” and “King”. Although she is 92-years-old, Tyson doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Her most recent appearance was in 2017 in the hit TV series “How to Get Away With Murder”.
Bille Jean King became a sports legend, in 1973, after winning the “Battle of the Sexes” – a tennis match verse the male-champion tennis player, Bobby Riggs. She furthermore inscribed her fame after she became the first prominent female athlete to come out as gay, in 1981. In 1987, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Her story was recently immortalized in a film starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, appropriately called “Battle of the Sexes”.
Debbie Harry, born Angela Tremble, is best known as the lead singer of the band “Blondie”. The band’s first album was released in 1976 and they quickly shot into fame. In 2011, Debbie Harry was inspired by Elton John and decided to become more involved with charity work. She has worked with charities such as the Endometriosis Foundation of America and Amnesty International Human Rights. In May 2017, Blondie released its 11th studio album, “Pollinator”.
Ann-Margret’s breakout role was in 1963, as Kim Mcafee in the movie adaptation of “Bye Bye Birdie”. Since her role as Kim, her career has yet to slow down. Her most recent role was as Annie Santori in the 2017 film “Going in Style”, which also featured actors such as Morgan Freeman and and Michael Caine. She is also a successful singer and has released 14 albums and has even been nominated for multiple Grammys.
Alison Arngrim may be best remembered for her role of Nellie Oleson in “Little House on the Prairie”. After playing little, nasty Nellie, Arngrim landed roles in several TV shows and movies. However, she never saw the same success as her days on the Prairie. In 2010, she released a comedic memoir titled “Confessions of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated.” Today she is actively involved in charity work.
Paula Prentiss rose to fame as a comedic actress in the 1960s. However, in 1975, she proved she could play roles beyond comedy when she appeared in the cult horror film “The Stepford Wives”. Although her career has remained steady, she has not appeared in any lead roles for many years. Her most recent role was as Iris in the 2016 horror film “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House”.
Loretta Swit is best remembered as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in the military TV series “M*A*S*H”. She was 1 of 4 cast members that remained on the show for its entire duration, 11 seasons. She won two Emmy awards for her performance as Houlihan. Her last on-screen appearance was in 1998. But, she did some voiceover work in 2015. However, she is currently credited with a role in a film that is set to be released in 2018.
Jane Seymour rose to international fame after playing the Bond girl, Solitaire, in “Live and Let Die”. With her new found status as Hollywood hottie, she quickly landed roles in productions such as “Battlestar Galactica” and “The Four Feathers”. Her acting still continues till today. However, she has taken on several other ventures such as writing self-help and inspirational books as well as jewelry design.
Lorraine Gary helped bring the everyone’s underwater nightmare come to life in the “Jaws” films. Although she said she was going to retire from acting after appearing in the film “1941” (released in 1979), she came out of retirement to reprise her role of Ellen Brody in the Jaws franchise’s final installment “Jaws: The Revenge” (released in 1987). She is actively involved in charity work and is a member of the Humans Rights Watch Africa Advisory Committee and the Human Rights Watch Women’s Rights Advisory Committee.
Diane Keaton’s breakthrough role was as Kay Adams-Corleone in “The Godfather.” But it was her collaboration with Woody Allen, on films such as “Play it Again Sam,” “Sleeper,” “Love and Death,” and “Annie Hall,” that truly made her a household name. Her performances as the title role of “Annie Hall” even won her an Oscar for Best Actress. Her most recent role was in the 2017 rom-com “Hampstead”.
Sissy Spacek burst onto the Hollywood scene in the 1970s. She was given critical acclaim for the 1973 film “Badlands”, which was soon followed by her portrayal of the title role of the cult horror film “Carrie”, in 1976. For her portrayal of Carrie, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Spacek is the first person to act in an Academy Award-nominated film in each of the 4 most recent decades: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Missing (1982), JFK (1991), In the Bedroom (2001) and The Help (2011).
Faye Dunaway began her acting career on stage on Broadway. She got her on-screen debut in 1967’s “The Happening”. Her big break would come later that same year as Bonnie Parker in “Bonnie and Clyde”, a role for which she received an Oscar. Her career has never wavered and her most recent role was in the 2017 thriller film “Inconceivable”.
Karen Lynn Gorney began her rise to fame playing Tara Martin, from 1970-1974, on the soap opera “All My Children”. However, her biggest role to date was as Stephanie Mangano in the hit film “Saturday Night Fever”. Gorney took a hiatus from acting in the 1980s, but returned in the 1990s and had roles on shows such as “Law & Order” and “The Sopranos”. Her most recent role was in the 2016 drama “H.O.M.E.”.
Julie Andrews is synonymous with amazing acting talents as well as a beautiful singing voice. She rose to international fame after playing the lead roles in movie-musicals “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music”. She made the jump back to TV, when she headlined 5 variety specials on ABC between 1973-1975. Her most recent role was as the voice of Gru’s mom, in the animated film “Despicable Me 3”.
Katharine Ross rose to fame in the late 1960’s with critically acclaimed performances in “The Graduate” as well as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. She secured that fame with roles in 1970’s films such as “The Stepford Wives” and “The Betsy”. She married famed, southern-drawl sounding, cowboy actor Sam Elliott in 1984. They are still happily married and they have one daughter together.
Beverly Johnson made history in August 1974 when she became the first African-American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue. She continued to make history the following year when she became the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle. In 2014, Johnson wrote an article in “Vanity Fair”. In the article, she accuses Bill Cosby of drugging her in the 1980s. Her memoir, which was released in 2015, also touches on the incident.
Ellen Burstyn shined in the 1970s. She began the decade strong and received her first Oscar nomination, in 1971, for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Last Picture Show”. Only a few short years later, she received another nomination for her performance in the cult classic film, “The Exorcist” (1973). She finally won the award for Best Actress, in 1975, for her portrayal of Alice Hyatt in “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”. Her most recent appearance was alongside Sharon Stone, in the 2017 film “A Little Something For Your Birthday”.
Marilu Henner began the 1970s traveling the United States, with the national touring company of the Broadway musical “Grease”. However, by the end of the decade she received her first film role in 1977’s “Between the Lines”. But, it was in 1978 that Henner became a household name, after landing the role of Elaine Nardo in the sitcom “Taxi”. Besides acting, Henner is 1 of only 12 people to have Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, a trait that allows her to remember every little detail of her life.
Dolly Parton took the world by storm with her amazing country music. In 1974, she released chart-topping hit singles such as “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You” and “Love is Like a Butterfly.” Her career continued to see huge success and she was even given her own variety show, called “Dolly!” (1976-77). She held her largest U.S. tour to date, in 2016, with performances in 60 cities. She also recently remade her hit single “Jolene” with a cappella group Pentatonix.
Like many actors, Ali MacGraw began her career working in commercials. But she landed her big break playing Jenny, in 1970’s “Love Story.” Despite the success, she only appeared in 3 other films in the 1970s: “The Getaway,” “Convoy,” and “Players.” Her most recent on-screen role was in 1997’s “Glam.” However, in 2016, she reunited with her “Love Story” co-star, Ryan O’Neal, in the stage production of “Love Letters.”
Bo Derek made her way into the Hollywood scene in the 1977 film “Orca.” However, her best-known role of the decade was as Jenny Hanley in 1979’s “10.” Her most recent role was in 2013’s comedic-drama “Highland Park,” alongside actors such as Danny Glover and Billy Burke. Derek is a prominent activist and has given her support to various organizations such as Richard Branson’s Wild Aid, and various disabled veterans organizations.
Samantha Fox got her first record deal when she was only 16-years-old. However, she didn’t see much musical success until she was 20-years-old, when she released her single “Touch Me.” The single reached number 1 in 17 countries. After “Touch Me,” she created 6 more studio albums. In 2016, she appeared in Celebrity Big Brother 18 but was eliminated right before the finale episode.
Olivia Newton-John became the girl-next-door turned bad girl Pink lady, in the hit musical movie, "Grease," in 1978. Although she is still best remembered for this role, she has appeared in many other films. She has also released several studio albums. Her most recent album was released in 2016 and is titled “Friends for Christmas.” She still regularly tours with her music. Her most recent on-screen role was in 2017’s “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming”.
Susan Dey became the dream “girl-next-door” when she began playing the role of Laurie Partridge on “The Partridge Family.” She saw most of her success on TV, with roles on shows such as “L.A. Law” and “Love & War.” Her most recent on-screen role was in 2004, on “Third Watch.” She has chosen to remain out of the spotlight, and has kept a low profile, since her last role.
Barbi Benton is best known for posing on 4 covers of Playboy magazine: July 1969, March 1970, May 1972, and December 1985. In 1969, she became Hugh Hefner's girlfriend, but the two separated in 1976. She eventually made the jump into acting and had roles in series such as “Sugar Time!” and “The Love Boat.” She married real estate developer, George Gradow, in 1979. Her last public appearance was in 2014, when she revealed that Bill Cosby was a frequent visitor of the magazine’s famous mansion.
Jaclyn Smith is best known for her role as Kelly Garrett in the TV series “Charlie’s Angels.” After fighting crime as an Angel, Smith’s acting career continued. She appeared in several TV shows and films such as “Christina Cromwell” and “The District.” Her most recent role was in the 2015 TV movie “Bridal Wave.” Smith is also a clothing designer and is one of the first celebs to release her own line rather than just endorsing others.
Raquel Welch was a Hollywood bombshell, and certainly showed it off in her fur bikini during “One Million Years BC.” After that film, her career continued to soar. She landed a role in 1973’s “The Three Musketeers,” for which she won a Golden Globe. Aside from acting, she is also a businesswoman and released a Total Beauty and Fitness Program book and videos. Her most recent role was as Celeste in 2017’s “How To Be A Latin Lover.”
Catherine Bach is best known for playing Daisy Duke, from 1979-1985, on “The Dukes of Hazzard.” After playing Daisy, she landed roles in several films. In 2012, she landed the recurring role of Anita Lawson in the hit soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” Her most recent role was in the 2016 TV movie “My Best Friend.”
Patsy Ann McClenny, better known as Morgan Fairchild, became a household name after landing the role of Jennifer Pace in the TV series “Search For Tomorrow.” Due to her newfound fame, she was quickly able to land more roles and appeared in productions such as “Happy Days,” “Kojak,” and “Dallas.” However, one of her more famous roles did not come until the 1980s, when she played Constance Weldon Semple Carlyle in the TV series “Flamingo Road.” She still continues to act, and recently returned to her roots of soap opera on “Days of Our Lives.”
Lynda Carter was the original female heroine, “Wonder Woman,” from 1975-1979. During her time as the superhero she also released a pop album titled “Portrait.” Some of the music from this album was also featured on the show. She recently returned to the superhero world and had a small role in the CW series “Super Girl.” Her most recent role was in the film “Super Troopers 2”.
In 1971, Jane won her first Best Actress Oscar, for her work in “Klute.” Unfortunately, her career declined for a few years after this win. But, it was soon revived after she began her production company IPC films. In 1977, she produced and starred in “Fun with Dick and Jane.” Her career continued until she took a short acting hiatus in the 90s. However, she returned in 2005 for “Monster-In-Law.” She currently stars in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.”
Christie Brinkley is best known for her work in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. In the late 1970s, she landed on a record of 3 covers of the special edition. She was, soon after, named a Covergirl, a position which she held for 25 years, and landed several other editorial campaigns. She recently made headlines, when she, once again, appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated alongside her 2 beautiful daughters.
After working as a successful TV show host, Betty White made the jump to acting in the 1940s. By the 1950s, she had landed her first recurring role on the series “Life with Elizabeth.” White’s career soon skyrocketed. During the 70s, she appeared in hit productions such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Betty White Show.” Today, Betty is in her 90s, but as they say, age is just a number, and her career doesn’t seem to be slowing.
Beth Chapman was born in Denver, Colorado. When she was 29-years-old, she became the youngest licensed bail bondsman in Colorado history. (That record was later broken by her step-daughter, Lyssa Chapman.) Today, Beth is best known for being one of the main characters in the series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and “Dog and Beth: On The Hunt.” In 2017, she battled cancer and won.
Dawn Wells is best known for being stranded on “Gilligan’s Island,” from 1964-1967. She reprised her role of Mary Ann Summers in 1978’s TV movie sequel, “Rescue from Gilligan’s Island” and in 1979’s “The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island.” After playing Summers, she made her way to the stage and toured with multiple musical productions. She released her book “What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life,” in 2014, and in 2016, she was named a Marketing Ambassador to MeTV network.
Barbara Mandrell released her first chart-topping hit “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed” in 1978. Her first hit was soon followed by her second “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right.” Due to her success, TV producers saw an opportunity and asked Barbara if she would like her own show. She agreed and “Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters” ran for 2 seasons. The sisters have mainly stayed out of the public eye together, but sometimes can be seen supporting various charities.
Cybill Shepherd’s film debut was “The Last Picture Show,” in 1971. The film was a huge success and was the foundation of Cybill’s blossoming career. She went on to land roles in other hit movies such as “The Heartbreak Kid” and “Taxi Driver.” In 2012, she moved to stage acting and appeared alongside James Earl Jones in “The Best Man” on Broadway. Her most recent on-screen role was in the 2015 film “Do You Believe?”
Jacqueline Bisset became a household name after playing the female lead, opposite Frank Sinatra, in 1968’s “The Detective.” She continued to land big roles throughout the 1970s, and appeared in 17 films by the end of the decade. In 2017, she appeared in 2 films “9/11” and “The Double Lover.” But, she isn’t done yet and she is credited with roles in multiple productions that have yet to be released.
Lauren Hutton redefined beauty standards in the modeling world. Although she had a gap-tooth, the model made imperfections acceptable (and beautiful) in the industry. She set a record of 27 “Vogue” covers. She also did some acting and appeared in productions such as “The Gambler” and “The Joneses.” Her most recent appearance was in 2018's film “I Feel Pretty.”
Diana Ross rose to musical fame as the lead singer of “The Supremes” in the 1960s. The Supremes was and is still considered one of the most successful vocal groups in the United States. However, Ross left The Supremes in 1970 and began her own solo career with her self-titled album, which contained the number-one hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Diana Ross has never stopped performing and still goes on tour today. In 2016, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.
In 1971, Carly Simon’s released her first album, which included her first hit “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be.” Riding on a huge success, she quickly released her second album “Anticipation” only a few months later. However, it was 1972, that Simon soared into international fame with her single “You’re So Vain.” In 2015, she released her memoir “Boys in the Trees: A Memoir,” which details her life from childhood to her marriage with James Taylor.
Talia Shire gained national fame after playing the role of Connie Corleone in “The Godfather” and its sequels. Her fame only continued after she portrayed Adrian Pennino in “Rocky.” For both roles she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively. Her most recent role was as Annette Kulina in the TV series “Kingdom,” in 2017.
Mindy Cohn played Natalie Green on the hit TV series “The Facts of Life” from 1979-1988. After “The Facts of Life,” she went on to land roles on multiple TV series such as “The Second Half,” “The Kids From Room 402”, and “The Secret Life of an American Teenager.” From 2002-2015, Cohn voiced the character of Velma Dinkley in the Scooby-Doo franchise. Her most recent role was in a 2017 drama titled “Hollywood Dirt.”
The Swedish pop group ABBA was formed in 1972. The word ABBA was taken from the names of the members, and each letter was the first letter of each member’s name. One of the A’s was Agnetha Faltskog. The group produced hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me.” The group disbanded in the early 80s. After which, Faltskog began her solo career, but only achieved moderate success. She released her biography, “Agnetha Faltskog: The Girl with the Golden Hair,” in 2016.
Sigourney Weaver made her film debut in 1977’s “Annie Hall.” Although her role was minor, her talents shined through. By the end of the decade, she landed her first starring role, as Ripley in “Alien.” She went on to reprise the role of Ripley in several other “Alien” installments. She also had roles in hit films like “Ghostbusters,” “Hole” and “Avatar.” Along with on-screen acting, she also does work on Broadway and has even won a Tony award.
Chris Evert began playing tennis at the age of 5. By her teens, she was already becoming an icon in the sport. She became a world champion in several years: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. In 1976, she became the first female athlete to receive Sports Illustrated’s “Sportswoman of the Year award.” Today, she runs a tennis academy in Florida and has also designed a fashion line of women’s tennis apparel.
Susan Anton rose to fame, in the 1970s, by appearing as the main model in Muriel cigar commercials. Along with appearing on several Merv Griffin shows in the 1970s, she was also given a variety series with country singer Mel Tillis. Unfortunately, the show only lasted 4 weeks. Despite the show’s failure, she was still named one of TIME's “Most Promising Faces in 1979.” She continued to act and her most recent on-screen role was in the 2016 TV movie “Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.”
Erin Murphy is best remembered for a role she played as a young child – Tabitha on "Bewitched." She and her twin sister received the role when they were only 2-years-old. Murphy appeared as Tabitha from 1964-1972. She mainly stayed out of the limelight after “Bewitched.” She most recently appeared in the 2017 TV movie “Life Interrupted."
Traci Lords rose to fame through the adult film industry. But, with her popularity, she was able to make the jump into mainstream productions. She had roles in productions such as “Married With Children,” “Cry-Baby” and “MacGyver.” She also appeared in hit shows such as “Melrose Place” and “Nash Bridges.” Traci Lords also dabbled in singing and even sung songs on several movie soundtracks.
Joanna Cameron is best known for playing the title role of the children’s TV show, “The Secrets of Isis.” The show ran from September 6, 1975, to September 3, 1977. Unfortunately, Cameron’s career fizzled by the 1980s. After leaving the entertainment industry, she worked in home health care for several years and then marketing for hotels.
Lola Falana broke into fame overseas as an Italian film star. Her acting and singing was so stellar that it caught the eye of singing legend Sammy Davis, Jr, and the two went on tour together. She made her U.S. film debut in 1970’s “The Liberation of L.B. Jones” and eventually became known as the “Queen of Las Vegas.” She has not appeared on camera since 1989, as she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987.