Was born in Brooklyn but was actually raised in Dallas, Texas.
Good friend of Stefanie Powers.
Has been nominated for three Tony Awards: in 1966 as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Cactus Flower," in 1968 as Best Actress (Musical) for "How Now, Dow Jones," and in 1969 as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "The Goodbye People."
Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1992.
Studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under the legendary acting coach, Sanford Meisner.
Is Italian American
Tony nomination: Actress (Dramatic) in 'The Goodbye People' (1969)