Acted alongside former student Kevin Kline in "Ivanov"; directed by Gerald Guitterez, another former student
Co-starred as the murdered wife of playwright Sydney Bruhl in the long-running "Deathtrap"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play
Debuted as a dancer with the American Ballet in "Petrouchka"
Earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play for her role in "Dinner at Eight"
First acted in Edward Albee's award-winning "Three Tall Women"; later appeared in the off-Broadway production in 1994
Had featured role in Neil Simon's Broadway comedy "45 Seconds from Broadway"
Had supporting role as a mysterious housekeeper in "The Haunting"
Made an early TV appearance in a production of "Macbeth"
Performed in Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore"
Played Julia, the much married daughter of a warring couple (played by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn) in Albee's "A Delicate Balance"
Played over 900 performances as the magistrate and later as Alan's mother in "Equus"
Played the starchy matron in the hit off-Broadway play "Painting Churches"
Played the terminally ill mother of the mentally-challenged Kevin Bacon in "Digging to China"
Portrayed former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in the HBO biopic "Truman"
Resumed film career portraying Alice B. Toklas to Jan Miner's Gertrude Stein in "Gertrude Stein and a Companion"
Appeared as the Widow Douglas in "Tom and Huck"
Co-starred in the ill-fated (and ill-conceived) musical sequel "Annie 2: Miss Hanigan's Revenge" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
Had a small role in the George Clooney directed "Leatherheads"
Had a supporting role in the independent film "The Visitor"
Had featured role in the screen comedy "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag"
Made her Broadway theatre debut in a production of "Medea"
Offered a memorable turn as Aunt Brook on a holiday episode of "Murphy Brown" (CBS)
Played Andie MacDowell's mother in "Town & Country"
Played well-bred Midge Barker, opposite Angela Lansbury's blue collar Leona Mullen, in the Broadway production of "Deuce"
Portrayed the president of a woman's college in the 1950s in "Mona Lisa Smile"
Returned to Broadway, replacing an ailing Irene Worth, in the revival of "Ring Round the Moon"; earned a Best Actress Tony Award nomination as the wheelchair-bound Madame Desmermortes
Starred in Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby" at the Alley Theater in Houston; reprised role in the off-Broadway production in 2001
Was a faculty member of the Juilliard School of Drama; among her students were Kevin Kline, Gerald Guiterrez and Frances Conroy
Was interviewed for the Oscar-nominated documentary "Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press"
Acted in the Broadway production of "The Chalk Garden"
Acted on stage as a theatrical grande dame in The Drama Dept. production of "The Torch-Bearers"
Appeared as Herodias in "The Greatest Story Ever Told"; last feature for over a decade
Appeared with Katharine Cornell in "That Lady" (1949) and "The Tower Beyond Tragedy" (1950)
Began teaching at Fordham University in New York City
Earned a Tony Award nomination for her role in Oliver Hailey's "Father's Day"; show opened and closed on the same night
Initial stage collaboration with Edward Albee, "Tiny Alice"
Made stage acting debut with the Cambridge Summer Theater
Portrayed the titular dancer in "Isadora Duncan Sleeps with the Russian Navy"
Published her memoirs <i>The Bright Lights</i>
Returned to Broadway to appear in "The Wall"
Cast as the grumpy woman who inadvertently passes a stolen computer chip to her next-door neighbor in "Home Alone 3"
Debuted as a series regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Good & Evil"
Feature acting debut, "The Lonely Night"
Made one-shot return to features as Harvey Kietel's mentally unbalanced mother in "Fingers"
Played Mr. Big's (Chris Noth) mother in an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City"