Won the 1967 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her work in 'The Apple Tree'.
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5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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[2002 interview, regarding her abandonment of Broadway stardom] "Who wants to be up on the stage all the time? It isn't easy. You have to be awfully invested in the fame aspect, and I really never was. What I cared about was the discipline of acting, whether I did well or not. I think the only thing that drew me to acting in the first place was the group of people I was working with: Edward Asner
Along with Elaine May
, she is generally acknowledged to be one of the pioneering women in the field of improvisational theatre. Scenes she created with Alan Arkin
, Severn Darden
, Paul Sand
and other celebrated members of the Second City and Compass companies are studied as masterpieces of the form. Most famous scenes: "Museum Piece" (with Arkin) and "First Affair" (with Darden).