French-born singer. Born Ginette Marguérite Auger, April 17, 1920, in Paris, France; died Mar 14, 2004, in Los Angeles, California; dau. of Edouard Roger Auger (prosperous construction contractor) and Marthe Auger; m. Ted Mills (writer, director producer), 1960 (died 2003).
As chanteuse and cook, opened Chez Geneviève, a small nightclub in Montmarte (1949); moved to US (1954) and headlined the Persian Room at the Plaza; was best known, however, for mangling the English language on Jack Paar's "Tonight Show" (1957–62); on stage, appeared in several musical comedies and toured in Can Can (1958).
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