American singer and beauty pageant titleholder
B. J. Baker
Betty Jane "B. J. " Rase Baker was a singer who worked with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, The Righteous Brothers and Sam Cooke, among others. Born Betty Jane Phillips in Birmingham, Alabama, she was Miss Alabama in 1944 as Betty Jane Rase, and was 4th runner-up in the 1944 Miss America Pageant. She was married to Mickey Rooney from 1944 to 1949, and the couple had two children, Mickey Rooney Jr. (b. 1945) and Tim Rooney (1947–2006).