Eileen suffered from whooping cough as a child, giving her her trademark hoarse voice.
Eileen had 3 sons named Mark, Philip and Luke.
Eileen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6140 Hollywood Blvd.
Eileen Heckart won the Oscar for Best-Supporting Actress in 1972 for the film "Butterflies Are Free".
Eileen was nominated for the Following Emmy's:
1976 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama or Comedy Series Eileen Heckart - "Mary's Aunt" - The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
1977 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Single Performance - Comedy or Drama Series
Eileen Heckart- "Lou Proposes" - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1979 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Limited Series or Special Eileen Heckart - Backstairs at the White House
1980 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Limited Series or Special Eileen Heckart - F.D.R. The Last Years
1988 Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
The Cosby Show - Mrs. Hickson in "Autumn Gifts".