Student, Yale University, 1943.
Actor, since 1946
Director various regional theaters, New York City, Hollywood, 1965-1985. Counselor New York University Circle in the Square.
Civil rights activist Congress of Racial Equality, New York City, Alabama, 1962-1965. Actived Fortune Society, 1970's, Save Theatres Foundation, 1980-1990. Member Actors Equity Association (counsellor), Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors Studio.
Daughter of Laurence Holmes Thornton and Yvonne Madeleine Villard. Widowed; 1 child, Chloe.