Worked in vaudeville and on Broadway in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s; appeared in such productions as "Lysistrata", "Smiling Faces", "Swing Your Lady" and "Chicken Every Sunday"
Began working regularly in films beginning with her role in "Cry of the City"
Appeared as a panelist on the ABC game show, "Quizzing the News"
Played the leading role of Maw Shufflebottom on the CBS musical variety series, "Kobb's Corner"
Received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film, "Caged"
Played Nellie Corkle on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Doc Corkle"
Played Minerva Parker on the first season of the popular NBC sitcom, "I Married Joan", starring Joan Davis and Jim Backus
Last films include "Rock-a-Bye Baby"
Played 'Mother', a club owner, on the first season of the popular NBC detective series, "Peter Gunn"; received an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; left the series and was replaced in the role for the duration of the show's run by Minerva Urecal
Played Sarge, the housekeeper, on the CBS sitcom, "The Dennis O'Keefe Show"