Actress who played strong characters in the TV series Cagney & Lacey and Judging Amy. She received a Tony Award for Best Performance for her acting in the 1989 stage play Gypsy: A Musical Fable.
She started performing in summer stock with her family as a teenager.
She married George Stanford Brown in 1966 and the couple had three daughters before divorcing in 1990.
She acted opposite Amy Brenneman in the CBS drama series Judging Amy.