Actress who has been acclaimed as The First Lady of American Theatre. She became one of the first people to win an EGOT, which is an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award.
She made her stage debut at Washington's Belasco Theatre as a singer at the age of five.
Her first sound film was The Sin of Madelon Claudet.
Her parents are Catherine Estelle and Francis van Arnum Brown.
She and Lady Bird Johnson founded the National Wildflower Research Center.