Played Parthy Hawks in the 1966 Lincoln Center revival of "Show Boat".
5' (1.52 m)
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Almost always they want me to laugh like the Witch. And sometimes when I go to schools, if we're in an auditorium, I'll do it. And there's always a funny reaction, like Ye gods, they wish they hadn't asked. They're scared. They're really scared for a second. Even adolescents. I guess for a minute they get the feeling they got when they watched the picture. They like to hear it but they don't like...
Made her acting debut as an old Englishman in "Pomander Walk" at the Hathaway-Brown High School for Girls. Her singing teacher, Grace Probert, encouraged her theatrical hopes but her father was "dead set against it.".
Often signed her autographs with the notation of WWW (Wicked Witch of the West).