Cass Daley was an American radio, television and film actress, singer, and comedienne. The daughter of an Irish streetcar conductor, Daley started to perform at nightclubs and on the radio as a band vocalist in the 1940s.
Born Catherine Dailey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Daley began singing as a child in front of neighborhood storefronts. Noted for her buck teeth and comical singing style, she sang at clubs as a teen while working as a hat-check girl and electrician. In the 1930s, she began a stage career appearing in the 1936-1937 Ziegfeld Follies. In the 1940s, Daley
embarked on a movie career, most notably in The Fleet’s In with Dorothy Lamour and Betty Hutton and Crazy House with Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson. In 1945, she joined the cast of The Fitch Bandwagon, a popular radio show. In 1950, starred in her own radio show The Cass Daley Show.
With radio in decline, she retired to raise her son in Newport Beach. After her divorce from husband Frank Kinsella, she attempted a comeback in the 1970s appearing in small television, film and stage roles.