(Tula Ellice Finklea)
Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas
Deathplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
Known for her cool sex appeal, she gained fame starring opposite Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire in many classic MGM musicals of the 1950s, including Singing in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954), and Silk Stockings (1957). She has been married to the actor Tony Martin since 1948.