She played Mama Fratelli in the 1985 cult classic film The Goonies and played a major role in Throw Momma From the Train.
She started her television career with roles in shows like Little House on the Prairie and Wonder Woman.
She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1987 film Throw Momma from the Train.
She was married to the acclaimed television actor Logan Ramsey.
She played the repulsive and intolerable mother of Danny DeVito in the 1987 film Throw Momma from the Train.