Has three grandsons - Dashiell (b. 1997), Oliver (b. 2002) and Desi (b. 2002) - via her daughter Dinah Manoff.
Mother of Dinah Manoff
Revealed in 1978, along with many other actresses, that she had underwent an abortion early in her career.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Turned down the role of Dorothy in "The Golden Girls" (1985), because she didn't want to play a grandmother.
Was blacklisted in 1951 by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) for refusing to testify against her husband, blacklisted playwright/screenwriter Arnold Manoff. As a result, she got very little work for about 12 years.