Oscar-nominated actress who gained fame on her behalf role in the film Faces. She got her begin acting in movie theater productions, like the Women, on the Laguna Seaside Playhouse. She was a secretary for renowned film movie director Robert Altman and helped him by reading lines instead of an celebrity. Her son can be journalist and podcaster Dan Carlin. She was nominated for an Academy Prize for her function as the suicidal Maria in the 1968 film Encounters, directed by John Cassavetes.