Well known stage and film actress who occasionally appeared on television and had notable film roles in A Woman's Devotion, The Chase, and 3 Women.
Her first major role was opposite Joan Crawford in the film Goodbye My Fancy.
She turned down the famous female lead role in On the Waterfront opposite Marlon Brando because of her commitment to starring in the Broadway play Picnic.
She married and divorced three times with her longest being to Ben Gazzara, her third husband.
She played the mother of Kevin Costner in the 1985 film American Flyers.