Audra's first film credit was as an extra in the 1942 comedy/romance The Male Animal as an uncredited student.
Audra made her final film appearance as Mrs. Ferrara in the 1995 Action/Drama/Thriller Sudden Death.
Audra married Doctor Hardy Ulm in 1943. The pair divorced in 1960. They had five children together.
Unlike many other celebrities Audra decided to use her real name in all credits of her acting.
Audra was portrayed in the 2003 NBC made-for-TV movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company by Barbara Gordon.
Audra had a Golden Globe nomination in 1972 in the catagory of Best Supporting Actress for her work in the television show Bridget Loves Bernie.
Audra had a Golden Globe nomination in 1978 in the catagory of Best Supporting Actress - Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie for her work on the television show Rhoda.
After taping an episode of Cybill (1995), she admitted herself into a hospital as she felt mildly ill. Having been previously diagnosed with leukemia, and doing prescribed treatments, there was no immediate concern for her condition, as she was in high spirits during her stay. It was the following day when she unexpectedly died, and at her beside was the script for the next episode of Cybill (1995) in which she recently earned a recurring role.
She wore an auburn colored wig over her natural hair during her role as Helen Roper on Three's Company (1977-1979), and in the same role on the spinoff show, The Ropers(1979-1980).