Lou Adler

Music rivals acting for the unstoppable Sally 'Hot Lips' Kellerman

It's hard to argue that the role of actress Sally Kellerman's life wasn't that of Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's 1970 smash "M*A*S*H."

The part of the hyper-sexualized nurse at a mobile Army surgical hospital during the Korean War won Kellerman her only Academy Award nomination. It so defined her career of 50 years and 55 movies that she called her 2013 memoir "Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life."

But Kellerman says another major constant, not only in her career but her in life, has been music.

The actress says she hopes to show that in "From Hot Lips to Cool Jazz, Blues and Rock 'n' Roll," a night of...