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Tammy Grimes (born January 30, 1934) is an award-winning actress and singer. January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, she studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse. Grimes made her debut on the New York stage in May of 1955 in Jonah and the Whale. In 1956, she appeared in the off-Broadway production, The Littlest Revue and that same year she married Canadian actor Christopher Plummer with whom she had a daughter, actress Amanda Plummer, but the year after her lead role in the 1959 Noel Coward play Look After Lulu, they were divorced. Lynn is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Christopher Plummer photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1959 Christopher Plummer CC (born Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer on December 13, 1929), is a Canadian theatrical, film and television actor. ... Amanda Plummer as Honey Bunny in Pulp Fiction. ... Sir Noel Peirce Coward (spelling his forename Noël with the diaeresis was an affectation of later life) (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. ...

She was then given the starring role in the 1960 musical comedy The Unsinkable Molly Brown for which she won a Tony Award. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a musical play which tells the fictionalized account of the life of Margaret Brown, whose husband made a fortune in the Colorado gold mines, and who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ...

In 1966, Grimes starred in her own television show, The Tammy Grimes Show, as a present-day character based on Molly Brown, but it ran for only a month, although an additional six episodes had already been made; ironically, she had turned down the part of "Samantha" on Bewitched for which she had had right of first refusal. Bewitched was an American situation comedy starring actress Elizabeth Montgomery, broadcast on ABC from 1964 to 1972. ...

During her career, she spent several seasons at the Stratford Festival of Canada in Stratford, Ontario and has appeared in a number of television series and motion pictures. Grimes has also entertained at various New York city night clubs and recorded several albums of songs. Her voice can be heard in romantic duets on some of Ben Bagley's anthology albums of Broadway songs under his Painted Smiles record label. In 1982, she hosted the final season CBS Radio Mystery Theater. The Exterior of the Straford Festival The Stratford Festival of Canada is a summer-long celebration of theatre. ... Stratford (2001 population 29,676) is a city on the Avon River in Perth County, in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Painted Smiles is the name of a small record label run by Ben Bagley (1933-1998) and based in New York City. ... The CBS Radio Mystery Theater (or CBSRMT) was an ambitious and sustained attempt to revive the great drama of old-time radio in the 1970s. ...

Tammy Grimes was inducted into the (American) Theater Hall of Fame in 2003.

Active in American politics, she is a member of the Republican Party.


  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1960)
  • Theatre World Award - Look After Lulu (1959)
  • Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play - Private Lives (1969)

Broadway Plays (partial):

  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1960)
  • High Spirits (1964)
  • Private Lives (1969)
  • A Musical Jubilee (1975)
  • California Suite (1976)
  • Tartuffe (1977)
  • Trick (1979)
  • 42nd Street (1980)
  • Orpheus Descending (1989)

Filmography (partial):

High Art (1998) is an independent movie directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell. ... The Last Unicorn is a fantasy novel written by Peter S. Beagle. ... Cant Stop the Music is a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker in 1980. ... Milan Stitt was born in Detroit, Michigan and received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. ... Play It As It Lays is a 1970 novel by the American writer Joan Didion. ... The musical retelling of Dudley Moores Arthur films. ...

External links

Tammy Grimes at The Internet Movie Database The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

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Tammy Grimes (born January 30, 1934) is an award-winning actress and singer.
In 1966, Grimes starred in her own television show, The Tammy Grimes Show, but it ran for only a month, although an additional six episodes had already been made.
Tammy Grimes was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2003.
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