Freeman died from a lengthy illness, her daughter Mona Hubbell said.
For nearly a decade Freeman became known for her roles as a wholesome teenager starting in her first film, Til We Meet Again, and continuing with Junior Miss, Dear Ruth, Dear Wife and Dear Brat.
At age 27 in 1956, Freeman complained about being typecast.
"It was fine for a while," she told the Times. "Casting directors had only to find my agent's number to fill that type of role. But just like driving the same road day after day, they've become a bore to me."
The actress also appeared in several television series, including Maverick, Perry Mason and Checkmate.
She later gave up acting to become a painter.
Freeman is survived by her daughter, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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