Has won 9 Emmy awards (including one Daytime Emmy award), more than any actor or actress.
She is left-handed.
Has 5 grandchildren (including granddaughter Skye Englund).
On Christmas Eve of 1962, she appeared in three prime-time television series as a guest star: 1. "Stoney Burke" (1962) (Episode titled "Cousin Eunice") 2. "Saints and Sinners" (1962) (Episode titled "A Night of Horns and Bells") 3. "The New Loretta Young Show" (1962) (Episode titled "Anything for a Laugh")
Attended Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa
She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Close friend of Phyllis Love. They attended high school together in Des Moines, Iowa.
Her classmates at the Drama Department of Northwestern University included Paul Lynde, Charlotte Rae, Charlton Heston, Martha Hyer, Patricia Neal and Agnes Nixon.
Measurements: 37C-21-34 (as Miss Chicago 1946), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Former mother-in-law of actress Sharon Stone.
Mother of actors Adam Englund, Bryan Englund, George Englund Jr., Morgan Englund and actress Dinah Englund.
Older sister of chanteuse Claiborne Cary.
Posed "au naturel" on the cover of "Alternative Medicine Digest" (issue 15, 1997) body painted with images of fruit adorning her nakedness. This was a parody, or imitation, of the famous Demi Moore body painted nude Vanity Fair photo.
One son, Bryan Englund, died of an overdose of ulcer medication in 1986.
Miss Chicago of 1946 - Miss America contest.
Only actress who has won five Emmys in five separate categories.
Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
Spouse: George Englund (19 April 1953 - 29 December 1978) (divorced) 5 children