Shields and Yarnell were married from 1972 to 1986. They hosted their own TV variety series on CBS from 1977 to 1978.
Yarnell was a trained dancer and variety artist. Post-divorce from Shields, she later lived in Norway and taught dance. Yarnell also performed the movements of Dot Matrix in the movie Spaceballs while Joan Rivers provided the voice. The duo continued to tour together a couple of months a year until Yarnell passed away in July 2010.