Was nominated for Broadway's 1967 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Black Comedy."
She and her husband adopted a son, Walter Russo (1956 - 2010). Walter followed his parents' footsteps as an artistic director in the Palm Desert Community Theatre for 17 years.
In addition to her Hollywood career, she was also an accomplished Broadway actress.
Deciding they had enough of New York winters, she and her husband opted to retire in sunny southern California in the Palm Desert area.
Husband James Vincent Russo was an accomplished Broadway director and producer.