Played Maggie Seaver, the mother on TV's Growing Pains.
She studied and trained at UCLA, majoring in dance.
She began her career as a dancer, studying at UCLA, before pursuing acting.
She married Home Improvement star Richard Kerns in 1976, and the couple had a daughter named Ashley before they split in 1985.
She played Katherine Heigl's mom in the 2007 comedy Knocked Up.