American actress who famously portrayed the waitress Flo in the 1970s television sitcom Alice.
She taught piano lessons in Alabama before beginning her acting career at Florida's Asolo Repertory Theatre.
She played Martha Brewster in the 1986 Broadway revival of Arsenic and Old Lace, and she received a Tony nomination for her 1990 role of Big Mama in
She was born in Jasper, Alabama to Velma Cain Mabell and trucker Ernest Holliday.
She appeared with actor Zach Galligan in the 1984 hit movie Gremlins.