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[about Roger Corman
] He gave me a lot of freedom, and also a chance to play a lot of parts that Universal would never have given me. Oddball, wacko parts, like the very disturbed girl in Sorority Girl
(1957) and things like that. I had a chance to do moments and scenes that I didn't get before.
In 1964, she gave birth to her son, Timothy, who suffered from dwarfism. He bludgeoned her to death with a weight-lifting bar while she slept in the bedroom of her Encino home. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter but cited years of mental and physical abuse by her as his defense. He received a three-year suspended sentence and was placed on probation for the crime.