Comedic actress played the mother of the title character on the soap opera parody Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and the ditzy redhead of the Tonight Show with
She became a scene-stealer during the second episode of The Tonight Show, leading Paar to eventually drop her for fear she was upstaging him.
Her high-pitched voice that was once described as resembling "a Tweetie Pie cartoon bird strangling on peanut butter” contributed to her scatter-brained persona that she played for much of her career.
She was born Dolores Goodman, in Columbus, Ohio. Her father, Dexter, was a cigar factory owner.
She was a regular on the TV sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, which starred Gary Coleman.