Was told her mother, who committed suicide, died of heart failure. Learned the truth while reading a movie magazine in a high-school art class.
Turned down the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist.
Nicknamed "Hanoi Jane" for her controversial trip to North Vietnam in 1972, where she was photographed sitting on an enemy aircraft gun. Expressed regret for the photos in a 2005 interview on 60 Minutes.
Performed with her father in On Golden Pond, their only appearance together on film. He won his only Oscar for his role, and she accepted the statuette on his behalf.
Received an honorary degree from Emerson College in May 2000.
Gave up her movie career for third husband Ted Turner, but staged a comeback with Monster-in-Law (2005), her first in 15 years, after their divorce.
Published her autobiography, My Life So Far, in 2005.
In 2009, returned to Broadway after over 45 years to star in the play 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman.
A pioneer of the exercise boom in the 1980's, released two low-impact workout DVDs in 2010 geared to the senior set.
2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Nominee
1966, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee