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 Jack Paar.
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.