In the 50's she had a significant presence on TV in variety programs like The Ed Sullivan Show, The Colgate Hour, The Bell Telephone Hour, and others. Her portrayal of Maeve Ryan for 15 years on Ryan's Hope is memorable for fans of daytime soaps. Her career in theatre is beyond question. Unfortunately her overall profile is probably not glamorous enough for the Kennedy Center, which is a shame because she is eminently worthy of the honor. She is well respected and revered by her peers.