Known best for her role as Joanie Bradford on the late 1970s and early '80s ABC series Eight is Enough, Walters is also notable for her appearances in episodes of Highway to Heaven, The Love Boat, and Cheers.
She made her cinematic debut in the 1973 film The Harrad Experiment.
After retiring from her TV career, she became a theater director and an environmental activist.
Her marriage to John Slade began in 1999.
Betty Buckley, the actress who played Walters' character's stepmother on Eight is Enough, is actually younger than Walters.