The actress was in hospice care in Las Vegas when she passed away, her daughter Faith Fincher-Finkelstein told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that DeHaven had suffered a stroke three months before.

DeHaven is most well known for her work with MGM, which saw her appear alongside some of the biggest stars of the musicals era.

Her roles included Thousands Cheer with Gene Kelly in 1943, Step Lively with Frank Sinatra in 1944, 1948's Summer Holiday with Mickey Rooney and Two Tickets to Broadway in 1951 with Janet Leigh and Tony Martin.

One of her most famous parts came in 1950 movie Three Little Words, in which she co-starred with Fred Astaire. Her role in the movie saw her sing the emotive track Who's Sorry Now? and contributed to making her a household name.

DeHaven's final movie role came in 1997 film Out to Sea, in which she played the romantic interest of Jack Lemmon's character in the cruise ship set comedy.