She died after a long fight with breast cancer.
She played Julie Kotter, wife to the Gabe Kaplan’s teacher on Welcome Back, Kotter. The series ran on from 1975-1979 and catapulted John Travolta to stardom. Her character regularly discussed school room problems with her on-screen husband.
Her other television credits included The Patty Duke Show, MASH, Ironside, Police Story, Marcus Welby MD, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Rockford Files, Magnum PI, ER, Booker, Touched by an Angel, Murder She Wrote, Rugrats, Baywatch, Providence, Tremors and Third Watch.
She co-starred opposite Rick Moranis in the 1989 film Honey I Shrunk the Kids and 1992 sequel Honey I Blew Up the Kid.
Other film credits included The Aviator, Another Stakeout and Earth Minus Zero.