Welch died of a brief, undisclosed illness, her family announced. In light of her passing, we’re diving into her decades-long career on film and television.
Welch’s work in 1966 made her one of the most sought-out stars in Hollywood, resulting in her starring in a string of films. The actor could sing, dance, and entertain with the best of them.
The Golden Globe winner also had a self-titled variety special in the 1970s to commemorate her first foray into TV. See the TV Guide Magazine cover featuring John Wayne in the gallery below.
Younger audiences may know Welch for Date My Dad on UPtv (her last role), from Legally Blonde, or from guest appearances on Seinfeld (as herself), Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (Vesta Spellman), 8 Simple Rules (Jackie), and more, but her career stretches decades back.
Scroll through Welch’s career in photos to look back on a memorable career in Hollywood.