The white-haired former actress with huge round glasses and a New York accent was a loud national voice on public health and safety issues. She called herself Mrs. Fix-It and Granny Franny on programs like "The Tonight Show," "The Mike Douglas Show" and "The Steve Allen Show."
In the early '70s, Lee founded a New York group whose aim was to eliminate dog waste from streets. She said roundworm in dog feces was a health risk.
The law that requires owners to clean up after their dogs was passed in 1978.