Room 222 star who earned three consecutive Best Actress Golden Globe Nominations for her role as Liz McIntyre.
She was featured on the cover of Jet magazine in 1960 before graduating from high school in 1961.
She starred as Harriet Gillespie on In the Heat of the Night from 1989 to 1995.
She divorced from her third husband, Jim Hill, in 1984.
She is also the ex-wife of soul singer Bill Withers .