Worked as a commentator, production assistant, feature producer and writer for NBC's "The Today Show"
Broadway stage debut, "Happy Hunting" starring Ethel Merman
Won a Theatre World Award for her performance in "Mrs. Dally Has a Lover"
Film acting debut, "Ladybug, Ladybug"
Portrayed the sister-in-law of Clyde Barrow in "Bonnie and Clyde"; first collaboration with Gene Hackman
Starred opposite Anthony Quayle in Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo" in New York
Appeared in Tennessee Williams' "The Seven Descents of Myrtle" on Broadway; received first Tony nomination
Received second Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for "Rachel, Rachel"
Acted opposite Jackie Gleason in "Don't Drink the Water"; scripted by Woody Allen and directed by Howard Morris
Co-starred with Hackman in "I Never Sang for My Father"
Earned second Tony nomination for the title role in Paul Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little"
Had stage triumph playing the title role in "Miss Margarida's Way"; received third Tony nomination
Off-Broadway directing debut, "Voices"
Starred as Bess Truman in the NBC miniseries, "Backstairs at the White House"
Starred with Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith in the Broadway revival of "The Pirates of Penzance"
Directed (also adapted and performed) Dario Fo's "Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo"
Hosted the PBS series "Mothers By Daughters"
Had recurring role as Bev Harris, Roseanne's mother on the ABC sitcom, "Roseanne"
First movie role in more than 15 years, Mrs. Truehart in Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy"
Acted in the TNT presentation of Arthur Miller's "The American Clock"
Essayed the part of Louise in "Boys on the Side"
Turned up as Queen Margaret in Al Pacino's exploration of Shakespeare, "Looking for Richard"
Portrayed Winnie in the Chicago stage production of Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days"
Played Old Lady McCracken in remake of "That Darn Cat"
Reprised Winnie for Hartford Stage Company production of "Happy Days"
Had featured role in Showtime's "Freak City"
Portrayed a 99-year-old silent film director recalling her life in the stage play "The First Picture Show"
Received a Tony nominations for her role in "Morning's at Seven"
Co-starred in the HBO miniseries, "Empire Falls"
Joined the Broadway cast of "August: Osage County" as matriarch Violet Weston