Daughter of Gordon MacRae and Sheila MacRae.
Eldest of four children, her sister Heather MacRae was also an actress.
Mother, with Greg Mullavey, of daughter Allison Mullavey, who was born on August 12, 1974.
The civic-minded actress received many awards in her later career: a Vesta Award for Excellence in Journalism, a Bronze Halo Award from the Motion Picture Broadcast council, an Angel Award as producer of the year's most outstanding documentary, a U.S. Senate Certificate of Commendation and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, plus honors from Women in Film, the American Heart Association, the League of Women Voters, the American Cancer Society, the National Council on Alcoholism, and was named one of the city's outstanding women by L.A. mayor Tom Bradley in the 80s.
Sidelined as a singer during her "sweater girl" heyday. She cut two singles on her own, and two records with her TV "sisters" Lori Saunders and Linda Henning, calling themselves the "Girls of Petticoat Junction," including a cover of "Thirty Days Hath September".
An avid game show enthusiast, she showed off her smarts as a semi-regular on the syndicated version of What's My Line? (1968) in the late 60s.
Ex-stepdaughter of Ronald Wayne.
Older half-sister of Gar MacRae.
Died 14 years after her father, Gordon MacRae, and 14 years before her mother, Sheila MacRae.
Took classes at UCLA for years with her TV sister, Linda Henning.
Profiled in the 2016 book, "X Child Stars: Where Are They Now?", by Kathy Garver and Fred Ascher.
Friends with Alex Trebek.
Although cast as the oldest sister in Petticoat Junction, she was actually three years younger than Lori Saunders, the "middle sister" and only a few months older than Linda Kaye Henning, the "youngest sister.".