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||April 9, 1939
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||Washington, Washington D.C., USA
RATE AND COMMENT
As an adolescent, grew up in Austria while her father worked there as a US government employee
Began career in show business as an apprentice at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut; met future husband Peter Donat
Moved with Donat to San Francisco
Became company member of the American Conservatory Theatre, appeared in
Starred as Olivia Walton on TV series "The Waltons" (CBS); won three Emmy Awards
Made TV-movie debut, "It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy" (ABC)
Had starring role in the CBS medical series "Nurse"; won fourth Emmy
Returned to series TV in the short-lived ABC medical drama "Hothouse"
Starred in ABC sitcom "Living Dolls"
Played Suzanne Somers mother in "Keeping Secrets"; Helen Hunt's mother'in-law in miniseries "Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story"
Reprised role of Olivia Walton in TV-movie reunion specials in 1993, 1995 and 1997
Co-starred in the Broadway revival of "The Best Man"
Appeared in the McCarter Theater production of Edward Albee's "All Over"