Played the fearless mother on the classic film Poltergeist and Meredith in Stir Crazy.
She wanted to become a child psychologist and enrolled at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Her first on-screen role was in the children's television show Jabberwocky, playing a girl also named Jobeth.
She married John Pasquin in 1982.
She played the love interest of Sylvester Stallone in the 1992 comedy, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.