American actress regarded for her role as Estelle Winslow on the series Family Matters from 1989 to 1998. She was also notable for roles in Gimme a Break! and Amen.
Her role in the 1939 play, The Hot Mikado as Little Maid From School Peep-Bo marked her acting debut.
She was given the Rosetta LeNoire Award by the Actors' Equity Association for her role in helping to diversify theater acting.
She was married to William LeNoire from 1929 to 1943 and later to Egbert Brown from 1948 to 1974.
She played Reginald VelJohnson's TV mother in Family Matters.