Stage and screen actress who earned Tony nominations for her roles in the Broadway productions of Jamaica and A Hand Is on the Gate.
She made her debut on the Broadway stage in 1945 in a production of Blue Holiday.
Her television credits include appearances on The Cosby Show, A Different World, and The Jeffersons.
She married Timothy Fales in 1960; the couple subsequently raised two children.
She performed with Lena Horne in the 1957 Broadway musical production of Jamaica.