American actress who played the role of Emily Baldwin on the television series The Waltons from 1972 to 1981.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in 1932 and was a school teacher during the Great Depression before beginning to act.
She was the original choice to play Alice Horton on the soap opera Days of Our Lives and appeared in the pilot episode before being replaced by Frances Reid.
She was married to Griffin Bancroft Jr. for 68 years.
She co-starred with Ellen Corby on the 1970s television series The Waltons.