Mother-in-law of Peter McCrea.
She is the daughter of Sylvia (Schwartz) and Max Dines. Her parents were of Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent.
Married Jack Lemmon in Paris.
One daughter, Courtney Lemmon (born 1966), with Jack Lemmon.
Has another daughter, with ex-husband Lee Farr, named Denise Farr-Gordon, who is married to actor Don Gordon.