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Tammy Grimes (1934–2016)


Slim, pixie-like, two-time Tony Award winner Tammy Grimes who put on marvelously quirky Cowardesque airs and captivated audiences with her inimitably throaty, raspy voice was actually not British but born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on January 30, 1934, the daughter of Eola Willard (née Niles), a naturalist and spiritualist, and Luther Nichols Grimes,... See full bio »

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The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn Molly Grue
(1982)
Loving
Loving Mrs. Haversham (1995)
(1983)
High Art
High Art Vera
(1998)

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 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Margaret Herrick
- The Play's the Thing (1990) ... Margaret Herrick
 1989 Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Happy Circus (1989) ... Narrator
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Julia Jacobs
- A Community of Civilized Men (1986) ... Julia Jacobs
 1985 Royal Match (TV Movie)
Queen Mother Estelle
 1985 My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina (TV Movie)
Catrina (voice)
 1983 A Matter of Cunning (TV Movie)
Sylvia Markham
 1983 No Big Deal (TV Movie)
Mrs. Norberry
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Mrs. Haversham (1995)
 1983 An Invasion of Privacy (TV Movie)
Paula
 1980 CBS Library (TV Series)
Princess
- The Incredible Book Escape (1980) ... Princess (voice)
 1979 You Can't Go Home Again (TV Movie)
Amy Carlton
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Christine
 1978 Tartuffe (TV Movie)
Elmire
 1974 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (TV Short)
Albert (voice)
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Amanda Bastion
- A Black Day for Bluebeard (1974) ... Amanda Bastion
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Cynthia
- The Spy Who Returned from the Dead (1974) ... Cynthia
 1973 The Borrowers (TV Movie)
Homily Clock
 1973 The Horror at 37,000 Feet (TV Movie)
Mrs. Pinder
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Love Potion")
- Love and the Heist/Love and the Love Potion/Love and the Teddy Bear (1971) ... (segment "Love and the Love Potion")
 1970 The Other Man (TV Movie)
Denise Gray
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Polly
- Hung for a Lamb (1969) ... Polly
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Polly Larkin
- Man Killer (1967) ... Polly Larkin
 1966 The Tammy Grimes Show (TV Series)
Tammy Ward
- Positively Made in Paris (1966) ... Tammy Ward
- Tammy Takes Las Vegas, or Vice Versa (1966) ... Tammy Ward
- Officer's Mess (1966) ... Tammy Ward
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Mother Superior
- A Gaggle of Girls (1965) ... Mother Superior
 1964 Mr. Broadway (TV Series)
Nella
- The He-She Chemistry (1964) ... Nella
 1964 Destry (TV Series)
Patience Dailey
- The Solid Gold Girl (1964) ... Patience Dailey
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jill Marsh
- Who Killed Jason Shaw? (1964) ... Jill Marsh
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Greta Inger Gruenschaffen / Celli Brahms
- Come Home Greta Inger Gruenschaffen (1963) ... Greta Inger Gruenschaffen
- Where Are the Sounds of Celli Brahms? (1963) ... Celli Brahms
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
Angie Clark
- The Exiles (1963) ... Angie Clark
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Daisy Strong
- The Dachet Diamonds (1960) ... Daisy Strong
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mehitabel
- Archy and Mehitabel (1960) ... Mehitabel
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
- Hollywood Sings (1960)
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series)
 1958 The Gift of the Magi (TV Movie)
 1957 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Sextuplets (1957)
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Gloria Loman
- Babe in the Woods (1957) ... Gloria Loman
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Hazel Corey
- The Bride Cried (1955) ... Hazel Corey
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Stage Play: A Musical Jubilee. Musical revue. Written by Max Wilk [final Broadway credit]. Devised by Marilyn Clark and Charles Burr. Musical Director: John Lesko. Dance arrangements and musical continuity by Trude Rittman. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, Hershy Kay and Elman Anderson. Musical Supervisor: Lehman Engel. Choreographed ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[from an interview in 1960] I never looked like an ingenue. I don't want to be America's sweetheart; I'd rather be something they don't quite understand. See more »

Trivia:

Has won two Tony Awards on only two nominations: in 1961 as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) for playing the title character, Molly Brown, in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown;" and in 1970 as Best Actress (Dramatic), for a revival of Noël Coward's "Private Lives." See more »

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Aquarius

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