Worked in NYC cabarets partnered with Charles Nelson Reilly
Stage acting debut, the title role in the Off-Broadway musical "Little Mary Sunshine"
Co-starred as Irene Molloy in original Broadway cast of "Hello, Dolly!" with Carol Channing and Reilly
Feature film debut, "Divorce, American Style"
Early TV appearance in support of Dustin Hoffman in "The Star Wagon" (PBS)
Regular role on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"
Appeared as Genevieve, the world-weary waitress, in "The Last Picture Show", directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "The Blue Knight"
Portrayed Paul Newman's landlady in "The Sting"
Reteamed with Bogdanovich for "Daisy Miller"
Had singing and dancing role in Bogdanovich's disastrous "At Long Last Love"
Offered amusing turn in "Murder By Death", scripted by Neil Simon
Delivered a powerful turn as the mother of drug-addicted son in "The Death of Richie" (NBC)
Played leading role of Felicia Winters on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "13 Queens Boulevard"
Played leading role of Kate Flanagan on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "A New Kind of Family"
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her turn as the hardnosed army captain in "Private Benjamin"
Reprised role as Captain Doreen Lewis in the CBS TV sitcom, "Private Benjamin"
Was struck by a car and seriously injured
Resumed acting career near the end of the year after recovering from her injuries
Cast as Mrs. Peacock in the film version of the board game "Clue"
Reprised role of Genevieve in "Texasville", the sequel to "The Last Picture Show"
Cast as a candy store owner in "I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore"
Portrayed the unsuspecting mother of a serial killer in "Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders" (CBS)
Played the principal in the ABC/Disney remake of "Freaky Friday"
Had small role of a defrocked nun in "Reckless", adapted from Craig Lucas' stage play
Portrayed another nun, this time the Mother Superior. in the comedy "Changing Habits"
Returned to the NYC stage as the mother in Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan"
Had supporting role in the horror film "Jeepers Creepers"
Had a recurring role as Zandra on the NBC comedy "Will and Grace"; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy series (2004)