The self-described "sex kitten" was once called "the most exciting woman alive" by none other thatn Orson Welles. She was one of the first African-American sex symbols.
She earned two Emmys and being nominated for a third, as well as a Grammy. She also had two Tony nominations.
She will be remembered for singing "C'est Si Bon," "Let's Do It" and "Just an Old Fashioned Girl" and the cooing "Santa Baby."
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