She married Black in 1950, and they had two more children, Lori and Charles. That marriage lasted until his death in 2005 at age 86.
In 1972, she underwent surgery for breast cancer and was credited with opening up public discussion about the disease. She issued a statement urging other women to get checked by their doctors and vowed: “I have much more to accomplish before I am through.”
Associated Press writers Martha Mendoza and Matt Reed contributed to this report.