Student, University Washington, Seattle, 1950. Studied with Lee Strasberg, Actor's Studio, New York City, since 1955.
Guest director Juilliard School, 1987. Clarence Ross fellow American Theater Wing at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 1983. Member of advisory panel program fund Public Broadcasting Service, 1981-1982.
Honorary founder Harold Clurman Theatre Artists Fund, Center for Arts, State University of New York-Purchase, 1981.
Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, Actors Studio, Ensemble Studio Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Married Wesley Dale Smith, November 5, 1948 (divorced 1973). 1 child, Moon Elizabeth.