Provided the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel in the animated series Rocky and Bullwinkle from 1959 to 1964. She voiced Grandmother Fa in Mulan as well as several other other animated characters throughout her career.
She became a popular voice actress while doing radio work prior to debuting in film and television.
She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in an Animated Program and a Primetime Emmy Governors Award.
She married her first husband Bernard Barondess in 1941. She was married to her second husband Hobart Donovan from 1954 until 1976.
She has appeared on the radio with Bob Hope.