Actress who co-starred with her daughter Laura Dern in the early 1990s films Rambling Rose and Wild at Heart. Her other film credits include Ghosts of Mississippi, 28 Days and American Cowslip.
She earned a Master's degree in psychology.
She played Flo in the film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, which earned her an Academy Award nomination.
She married Bruce Dern in 1960, and the couple had two daughters before splitting in 1969.
She played a supporting role in the 1998 John Travolta film Primary Colors.