Politician and Democrat who was the first female governor of Kentucky, an office she held from 1983 to 1987.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from the University of Lexington in 1959.
She successfully brought a Toyota manufacturing plant to Kentucky.
He husband , Dr. Bill Collins, was convicted of influence-peddling scandal in 1993.
She was considered as a possible running mate for Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale in the 1984 presidential election.