International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee.
(88), singer, songwriter, steel guitarist, television host and radio DJ, whose eleven vocal hits include 'You Cant Stop Me' and 'Make It Rain', while also penning songs for Charlie Walker ('Who Will Buy The Wine?
'), Johnny Sea ('My Baby Walks All Over Me'), Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Red Simpson, Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb, Bob Luman, Vikki Carr, Waylon Jennings, Porter Wagoner, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Price and Buck Owens.
Apart from the Four Seasons, her songs were also recorded by such stars as Neil Diamond.
As an actress, she appeared in many TV shows including 'Batman', 'Bonanza', and 'My Three Sons'.
In Athens, Greece, following a stroke (88), writer of the books for such musicals as 'Annie', 'The Producers', 'Hairspray', 'Young Frankenstein', 'Cry Baby', 'Elf - The Musical', 'Ain't Broadway Grand', 'Oh Kay!