Her parents were both from Russian Jewish families.
She refers to her technique of creating fabric pictures as thread drawing, considering this a more accurate term for her work than the commonly used thread painting.
Pickup was a classically trained actor with decades of experience on both the stage and the screen.
In 1949, Ward was a regular on the game show Hold It Please, : 466 and in 1950—1951, she was a regular on the variety series The College Bowl also known as The Chico Marx Show.
When the filming schedule for the series increased from one to two hours per week in 1979, she and co-star decided to leave the series.
Andrews was replaced in the lead starring role of cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle by non-singing film star Audrey Hepburn whose singing voice was dubbed by Marni Nixon - a voice also used for Deborah Kerr in and for the un-nominated Natalie Wood in.
Born in Zagreb, Furlan and her husband emigrated to America in the early '90s amid rising tensions in their home country, settling in New York City.