Starred in the Willy Russell play "Shirley Valentine" on various national tours. In 1989, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in the Chicago production of the play.
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5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Sometimes I would get letters from nurses saying how grateful they were that a nurse was finally being portrayed as a person, a caring human being. As far as the audience was concerned, I think it identifies with at least one or two or maybe all of us. We have become people to them and never caricatures. We're very real to them.
Wanted to leave M*A*S*H
(1972) after the 8th season, but FOX wouldn't let her out of her contract. She has said that she wanted to star in the series Cagney & Lacey
(1981), after she made the pilot movie, but her MASH commitment prevented her from doing so.