Was the Commencement speaker for Smith College's Class of 1999.
Won Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "The Great White Hope," a role she recreated in an Oscar-nominated performance in the film version of the same title, The Great White Hope (1970). Since, then she has received six additional Tony nominations: as Best Actress (Dramatic), in 1973 for "6 Rms Riv Vu," and in 1974 for "Find Your Way Hone;" and as Best Actress (Play): in 1979 for "First Monday in October," in 1992 for a revival of "The Visit," in 1993 for "The Sisters Rosensweig," and in 1998 for "Honour."
Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1988.
Mother of Jace Alexander.
Mother-in-law of Maddie Corman.