- Worked as a model before launching her acting career.
- Her leg was used in the iconic publicity poster for the 1967 film The Graduate. Later starred as Mrs. Robinson in a stage production of The Graduate in 2001.
- Played a transsexual in the short-lived 1977 satirical soap opera All That Glitters.
- Made her directorial debut with an episode of Dallas.
- Voted Woman of the Year by the Hollywood Radio and Television Society in 1982.
- Served as a United Nations ambassador from 1997 to 2007.
- Launched the production company L.G. Productions.
- In 2012, returned to her career-defining role as Sue Ellen Ewing in the TNT series Dallas, a revamping of the original show.
- 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- Jeff Thrasher — Son
- Kehly Gray Sloane — Daughter
- Ed Thrasher — Ex-husband
- Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
- Profession: Actor
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