Played a young girl in the NBC series The Loretta Young Show. She also played an older teenager in the CBS series The New Loretta Young Show from 1962 to 1963.
She started acting in the role of Walda Kowalski in the 1950 film The Killer That Stalked New York.
She released a book titled Reel Tears: The Beverly Washburn Story in 2009.
Her niece is actress Darlene Tompkins and her brother, George, was an actor and stuntman.
She co-starred with Ed Asner in the 2007 film Hard Four.