- Was discovered in an elevator by a talent agent.
- With her husband, founded Dove Audio Inc., which produced books on tape.
- Was considered for the role of Sandy in the film Grease, after Susan Dey turned it down.
- Her role in the 1976 made-for-TV movie Nightmare in Badham County made her a huge star in China.
- Toured China promoting the Hollywood film industry.
- Passed away at 59 of leukemia.
- 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
- 1993, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album For Children: Winner
- William Raffin — Brother
- Taylor Rose Viner — Daughter
- Trudy Marshall — Mother
- Michael Viner — Ex-husband
- Phillip Raffin — Father
- Judy Holston — Sister
- Attended L.A. Valley College, Valley Glen, California, United States