Cass Daley

Cass Daley

Died after a fall on broken glass that severed her jugular vein.

Her only son, Dale Kinsella, pursued a career in law.

Originally a Plain-Jane torch singer, she was upstaged during one of her singing performances by a buffoonish emcee Red Skelton and was inspired to switch to outright comedy. Her first husband, Frank Kinsella, a talent agent who became her manager as well, persuaded her to incorporate her two gifts -- singing and slapstick.

She was a regular on the radio series, "The Fitch Bandwagon," for which she was voted radio's most popular comedienne.

She was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard and for Radio at 6710 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Some of her songs recorded for Decca Records include: "Abba Dabba Honeymoon", "Put the Blame on Mame" and "A Good Man Is Hard to Find".

The late "Mamas and Papas" pop/folk singer 'Mama' Cass Elliot, whose real name was Ellen Naomi Cohen, called herself Cass in tribute to Ms. Daley.