American actress who played the roles of Margaret Pynchon on the television series Lou Grant and Livia Soprano on the The Sopranos.
She became a member of The Actors Studio at a young age and made her Broadway acting debut in the 1951 production of The Taming of the Shrew.
She has won multiple awards for her work including 4 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
She was married to Paul Sparer from 1951 to 1999, and they had three children.
She co-starred with James Gandolfini in the popular television series The Sopranos.