Although best remembered in her later years for her warm-hearted and wise maternal roles, she is also memorable as one of the wisecracking, cynical chorus girls in Warner Brothers "Goldiggers of 1933.".
Best remembered for her sweet but weary-looking moms and matrons on stage and in 30s and 40s films.
Educated at Erasmus Hall and Barnard College and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
Married for 47 Years to Clarence S. Stein, an architect and major proponent of the "garden city" using greenbelts. Stein assisted in the planning of the 1915 World's Fair in San Diego and was known as the Architect of the Planned Community.