American actress and comedienne who appeared in the '80s hit film Sixteen Candles.
She worked in vaudeville as a child and was discovered when she was eight years old in an orphanage.
She has had numerous roles on TV shows such as Benson, Who's the Boss? and Dear John.
She had three children with husband Edwin Sellen, who passed away in 1966.
She appeared on Dear John with Judd Hirsch.