Ms. Shalet worked with director Eli Kazan and producer Robert Whitehead in the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre, the first theatrical organization to inhabit Lincoln Center. Her first play there, and first Broadway credit, was the premiere of Arthur Miller’s After the Fall in 1964. With the same company, she acted in S.N. Behrman's But For Whom Charlie, Moliere’s Tartuffe, Danton’s Death and the classic The Changling. As an acting teacher, she taught at UCLA and was a teaching associate with Robert Lewis for 14 years.
On television she appeared in everything from “The Monkees,” “Bonanza” and “All in the Family” to “Little House on the Prarie,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Cagney & Lacey.” She played a recurring character on “Matlock.” Her films included “The Last Tycoon,” which was directed by Kazan. In 1994, she published the novel “Grief in a Sunny Climate.”