Bachelor of Music, Loyola University, New Orleans. Master of Music, Louisiana State University. Doctor of Music (honorary), Christian Brothers College, 1973.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1975.
Singer, New York City Center Opera, 1948; singer, Metropolitan Opera Company, 1950; television artist, regular singing star Your Show of Shows, NBC, 1950-1954; entertainer various supper clubs, Cotillion Room, Hotel Pierre, New York City, 1954; entertainer various supper clubs, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Francisco, since 1956; partner, Sound Express Music Public Company, Memphis, since 1987. Board directors Cemrel, Inc.
National crusade chairman American Cancer Society, 1971. Founder, board directors Marguerite Piazza Gala for the Benefit of St. Jude's Hospital, 1976. Board directors Memphis Opera Company, World Literacy Foundation, National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Vice president, life board directors Memphis Symphony Orchestra. National chairman Society for Cure Epilepsy. Member National Speakers Association, Woman's Exchange, Memphis Country Club, Memphis Hunt and Polo Club, New Orleans Country Club, Summit Club, Beta Sigma Omicron, Phi Beta.
Married William J. Condon, July 15, 1953 (deceased March 1968). Children: Gregory, James (deceased), Shirley, William J., Marguerite P., Anna Becky. Married Francis Harrison Bergtholdt, November 8, 1970.