Acting lessons were given by her to Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, and Al Pacino
She received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1994.
She suffered a stroke in October of 2001.
She married José Ferrer in 1938.
She studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
She was raised in Madison, Wisconsin.
She was a two-time winner of a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
In 2002, she was awarded the National Medal of the Arts by President George W. Bush.
She published a cookbook titled "Love for Cooking".
She was an acting teacher.