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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 Molly Grue
(1982)
High Art Vera
(1998)
Can't Stop the Music Sydne Channing
(1980)
America Joy Hackley
(1986)

Filmography

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 2005 Breathe (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1999 The Portrait (Short)
Dora Gold
 1998 High Art
Vera
 1997 Trouble on the Corner
Mrs. K
 1995 A Modern Affair
Dr. Gresham
 1994 Backstreet Justice
Mrs. Finnegan
 1990 Mathnet (TV Series)
Lauren Bacchanal
- The Case of the Unkidnapping (1990) ... Lauren Bacchanal
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Margaret Herrick
- The Play's the Thing (1990) ... Margaret Herrick
 1990 Square One Television (TV Series)
Lauren Bacchanal
- Episode #3.36 (1990) ... Lauren Bacchanal
- Episode #3.20 (1990) ... Lauren Bacchanal
- Episode #3.19 (1990) ... Lauren Bacchanal
 1989 Slaves of New York
Georgette
 1989 Long Ago and Far Away (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Happy Circus (1989) ... Narrator
 1988 Mr. North
Sarah Baily-Lewis
 1986 America
Joy Hackley
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Julia Jacobs
- A Community of Civilized Men (1986) ... Julia Jacobs
 1985 Royal Match (TV Movie)
Queen Mother Estelle
 1985 The Stuff
Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial
 1985 My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina (TV Short)
Catrina (voice)
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Fairy Godmother
- Playing God: Part 2 (1984) ... Fairy Godmother
 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
 1982 The Last Unicorn
Molly Grue (voice)
 1980 The Practical Princess (Short)
Princess (voice)
 1980 Can't Stop the Music
Sydne Channing
 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 Runner Stumbles
Erna Webber
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Christine
 1978 Tartuffe (TV Movie)
Elmire
 1978 Somebody Killed Her Husband
Audrey Van Santen
 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
 1972 Play It As It Lays
Helene
 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 Arthur? Arthur!
Lady Joan Mellon
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Polly
- Hung for a Lamb (1969) ... Polly
 1967 Tarzan (TV Series)
Polly Larkin
- Man Killer (1967) ... Polly Larkin
 1967 Three Bites of the Apple
Angela Sparrow
 1966 The Tammy Grimes Show (TV Series)
Tammy Ward
- George Washington Didn't Sleep Here (1966) ... Tammy Ward
- Positively Made in Paris (1966) ... Tammy Ward
- Tammy Takes Las Vegas, or Vice Versa (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 Datchet 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) (segment)
- Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway (1959) ... (segment)
 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
 1956 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
Cafe Singer
- Holiday (1956) ... Cafe Singer
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Hazel Corey
- The Bride Cried (1955) ... Hazel Corey
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Starred in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" in the original Broadway production. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My agent asked would I like to do a musical. I said, 'Of course I would.' He said, 'Well, I've got the part for you.' So I read it, and I thought she was a stupid girl. She loved society. She just wanted to be social and have a lot of money. And I said, 'That's not very sensitive or tasteful' or whatever. So I told my agent, Baron Polan, that I didn't want to play it, and he grabbed my shoulders ... See more »

Trivia:

Mother, with Christopher Plummer, of Amanda Plummer. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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