Tony Award Winner Patricia Elliott Succumbs to Cancer At Age 77

Tony Award Winner Patricia Elliott Succumbs to Cancer
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NEW YORK CITY,  Dec. 21, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Tony Award winner and 23-year veteran of the TV soap “One Life to Live,” Patricia Elliott, has died. She was 77.

According to a family spokesperson, Elliott died of cancer Sunday at her home in Manhattan.

The actress, who was born in Gunnison, Colo., played Countess Charlotte Malcolm in the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” and won the Tony for best featured actress in 1973. She also was nominated for a Tony in 1977 in the original production of “The Shadow Box.”

Her other Broadway credits include “The Elephant Man,” “A Doll’s House,” “A Month of Sundays” and “Hedda Gabler.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elliott also played Renee Divine Buchanan on the ABC daytime drama “One Life to Live” from 1988 to 2011. In addition, she was on the CBS’ “Radio Mystery Theater” series from 1974 through 1982.

According to her biography, Elliott graduated from the University of Colorado in 1960 and worked at the Cleveland Play House, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., among others.

She starred in “Hay Fever” at the Ahmanson Theater  in Los Angeles and played Regina Giddens in “The Little Foxes” at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.

The actress also had guest roles on such TV shows as “Kojak,” “St. Elsewhere” and “Hill Street Blues.”


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