Graduate High School, North Providence, Rhode Island.
In addition, between September 1967 and May 1968, she occasionally wrote album reviews for Down Beat. She currently lives in Stoneham, Massachusetts. One of her early efforts was working with Les and Larry Elgart"s orchestra.
Later she filled in for Ross of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.
By 1961, success at the Newport Jazz Festival led to albums for Columbia Records. Her career stalled for a time in the 1970s, but resumed by the 1980s.
She later signed with Concord Records and had some successes touring in Japan.
Married Charles Jefferds, October 15, 1955 (divorced 1958). Married Edward "Buck" Spurr, November 30, 1986.