I am surprised by the lack of true tributary comments here. One of the most entertaining movies was "It Happened In Brooklyn". Kathryn Grayson was in great from in this rare B/W classic starring Kathryn, Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante. Grayson sang the Bell song from "Lakme" like no other recorded Opera star. She also sang a duet with Frank Sinatra that was excellent. Please do not forget all the movies Kathryn Grayson made with Mario Lanza, Jose Iturbi, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.
Kathryn was an amazingly beautiful and talented actress. Her voice had a "bell" like quality that rang loudly throough your very being. Her movie career ended when Hollywood stopped making musicals but Kathryn continued to sing in concerts, Broadway, and Broadway Road Shows. She worked hard to support her only child after two divirces and made 20 movies in her effort.
Grayson's film career ended with the classic MGM musical. She appeared on stage in numerous productions including Show Boat, Rosalinda, Kiss Me, Kate, Naughty Marietta, and The Merry Widow, for which she was nominated for Chicago's Sarah Siddons Award. This led to her being cast as Queen Guinevere in 1962 in Camelot, a well regarded replacement for Julie Andrews in the Broadway production, before continuing in the role for over sixteen months in the national tour of the United States, leaving the show for health reasons. Grayson had a lifelong dream of being an opera star, and she appeared in a number of operas in the 1960s, such as La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Orpheus in the Underworld and La traviata. Her dramatic and comedy stage roles included Night Watch, Noises Off, Love Letters and Something's Afoot as Dottie Otterling.
Grayson supervised the Voice and Choral Studies Program at the Idaho State University.
I remember her fondly and treasure the moments I have of her captured on film.
"Great Marriages Are Made In Heaven,
So Is Thunder and Lightning"