Chris Calloway Dies at 62
In addition to appearing in that legendary production, in which Pearl Bailey played the title role, Calloway also appeared as Brenda in the 1973 Broadway revival of The Pajama Game and understudied star Barbara McNair as Babe.
She appeared in Santa Fe, where she lived, in Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill as well as a one-person show Clouds of Joy: The Spiritual Joy of Blanche Calloway, about her aunt, who was a pioneering bandleader. Calloway was also a well-respected jazz singer.
She is survived by her mother, Nuffi, her sisters, Cecelia and Cabella, and numerous other relatives.