Best remembered for portraying Joanne Gardner on the American soap opera "Search for Tomorrow," a role she played for 35 years.
She attended the University of Tulsa.
In 1962, she became the first daytime performer to be nominated for an Emmy award.
She married Wolfgang Neumann in 1986.
She replaced Ellen Demming in the role of Meta Bauer on "Guiding Light" in 1996.