During her successful music career, she sang Marilyn Monroe’s part on the Decca records soundtrack album of There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954) (Monroe herself sang on the film’s soundtrack, but she was under contract to a different company.)
In 1955, she briefly signed with MGM and appeared in such films as Kismet and It’s Always Fair Weather.
Among her many stage roles, she appeared in Two on the Aisle (1951), Carnival In Flanders (1953); Destry Rides Again (1959); Sherry! (1967); and 42nd Street (1986).
When performing in the West End production of Annie Get Your Gun (1947) , Miss Gray attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Drama Art . She later returned to London, taking over from Angela Lansbury, in Gypsy, as Rose and in 1987, as Carlotta Campion, in Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies.
Her final televised appearance, in 1988, was as Mrs Remington in Doctor Who, in an episode entitled Silver Nemesis.
Edited by rick_light on 23 Mar 2011, 18:16
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