Actress/dancer Newman dies

The star, who was married to late Oscar-winning music director Lionel Newman, died of natural causes on 21 October (10) in Brentwood, California.

She appeared regularly as a singer and dancer on U.S. TV series Earl Carroll Vanities during the 1940s and was also featured in films including 1944’s Sing, Neighbor, Sing, 1948 drama Joan of Arc, and An Angel Comes to Brooklyn in 1945.

She gave up her entertainment career in 1947 when she married Newman, who had been musical director for Carroll’s shows.

Newman is survived by three daughters, five grandchildren, including composer Joey Newman and producer Sarah Newman, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.