Born Marilyn Sultana Aboulafia -to parents of Turkish and Spanish ancestry- on June 4, 1929, Kathy Barr was an American vocalist who performed and recorded popular music, jazz, musical theater, and operettas.
Barr flourished during the 1950s in nightclubs, television, and radio. She recorded two albums to RCA on the recommendation of Mario Lanza, who had heard her sing. She was acclaimed for her soprano range and ability to sing pop, jazz, and classical.
From about April 1954 to 1956, had been married to Chicago nightclub owner and operator Milton L. Schwartz. According to print media, she was a sexy, green-eyed, flaming redhead.
She passed away on June 21, 2008