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Born: April 30, 1926 Cause of Death:
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2008:
Joined seventh season of ABC's reality competition series "Dancing With The Stars" along with professional partner Corky Ballas
1970:
Once again cast opposite Newman in "WUSA"
1982:
Played four roles (three sisters and their mother) in TV adaptation of "Twigs" (E!)
1975:
Played title role on "Phyllis" (CBS), a spin-off of "Mary Tyler Moore"
1974:
Re-teamed with Bogdanovich for period drama "Daisy Miller"
1990:
Reprised role of Ruth Popper in Peter Bogdanovich's sequel "Texasville"
1985:
Starred opposite Dick Van Dyke in PBS production "Breakfast with Les and Bess"
1981:
Again collaborated with Brooks for comedy "History of the World Part I"
1972:
Co-starred with Carroll O'Connor in CBS adaptation of Gershwin musical "Of Thee I Sing"
2006:
Played famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower's adoring sister in HBO movie "Mrs. Harris"
1991:
Played Emily Collins on short-lived NBC sitcom "Walter and Emily"
1999:
Played Meryl Streep's mother in Wes Craven's "Music of the Heart"
2004:
Portrayed the boozy, former jazz singer and grandmother Evelyn in James L. Brook's "Spanglish"
1975:
Starred in Jonathan Demme's low-budget gangster drama "Crazy Mama"
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Acted on Broadway in supporting roles in William Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba" and Shakespeare's "As You Like It"
1982:
Co-hosted short-lived CBS magazine program "The Book of Lists"
1989:
Played Ms. Frick on short-lived NBC sitcom "The Nutt House"; series created by Mel Brooks
1970:
Played recurring role of Sandi Hollinger on ABC series "That Girl"
1986:
Replaced Charlotte Rae's character as the den mother on NBC sitcom "The Facts of Life" for its final two seasons
1993:
Stepped into Irene Ryan's shoes to play Granny in feature film version of "The Beverly Hillbillies"
1996:
Appeared as Parthy, the captain's wife in touring company of "Show Boat"
1952:
Appeared regularly on NBC's "The Bob & Ray Show"
1957:
Cast as Ruth Martin, Timmy's adoptive mom on fourth season of CBS series "Lassie"
1974:
Delivered strong dramatic turn in CBS telefilm "The Migrants"
2004:
Landed guest starring role on "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS)
1973:
Gave Emmy-winning performance as a middle-aged woman who discovers she's pregnant in ABC movie "A Brand New Life"
1996:
Made two guest appearances as Aunt Mooster on CBS series "Promised Land"
1989:
Played a nativist painter in an acclaimed touring stage production of "Grandma Moses"; appeared in play on-and-off for over a decade
1950:
Played secretary Effie Perrine on NBC detective show "Charlie Wild, Private Detective"
1977:
Re-teamed with Mel Brooks for his spoof of Hitchcock films "High Anxiety"
1946:
Won title of Miss Chicago; later was one of the finalists in Miss America Beauty Pageant
2010:
Cast as Maw Maw on Fox comedy series "Raising Hope"
2010:
Featured in ensemble comedy "You Again"
2013:
Voiced the grandmother of a prehistoric family in DreamWorks animated comedy "The Croods"
1969:
Landed brief role as a prostitute opposite Paul Newman and Robert Redford in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
2001:
Landed recurring guest role as Grandma Ida on Fox sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle"
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Hosted an advice-to-homemakers radio program while in her mid-teens
1970:
Played recurring role of landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on CBS series "Mary Tyler Moore"
2001:
Returned to TV as Dot, the title character's eccentric mother on CBS sitcom "The Ellen Show"
1979:
Appeared in "The Muppet Movie" as the secretary to a producing mogul (Orson Welles)
1949:
Cast in regular role on CBS series "Hold It Please"
1955:
Feature film acting debut in noir film "Kiss Me Deadly"
1999:
Lent voice to animated feature "The Iron Giant"
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Moved to NYC and was chosen by Elia Kazan to be a member of original Actors Studio
1974:
Offered brilliant comic turn as Frau Blucher in Mel Brooks' spoof "Young Frankenstein"
1979:
Portrayed "the unsinkable" Molly Brown in ABC movie "S.O.S. Titanic"
1949:
Made TV debut with semi-regular role on "Actor's Studio" (ABC, CBS)
1971:
Received acclaim as a high school gym teacher's wife who embarks on an affair with a teenager in Peter Bogdanovich's "The Last Picture Show"
2011:
Inducted into Television Academy Hall of Fame
2014:
Played Mrs. Svorski on "Boy Meets World" revival series "Girl Meets World"
2014:
Provided the voice of Gallaria on "Creative Galaxy" series
2017:
Cast as Zorya Vechernyaya on Bryan Fuller's TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's critically acclaimed "American Gods" novel

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