Her husband bought her a pair of diamond earrings and due to her fear of needles, she figured the only way she would wear them was to have her ears pierced under anaesthesia. Upon discovering she was pregnant with her last daughter, she explained to the doctor that he could only handle her case if he would pierce her ears while she was on the delivery table. He agreed, and she left the delivery room with a baby daughter and two pierced ears.
She was a bridesmaid for Elizabeth Taylor for her first marriage.
Her role model and favorite actress is the lyrical soprano/actress, Jeanette MacDonald.
Although one of the best singers of her time, she never learned to play an instrument or read music.
She is a coloratura soprano who started her career singing on the radio before age 13.
She and her husband live in Connecticut.