Jan. 30th, 1934
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Tammy Grimes' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1998 - High Art
1985 - The Stuff
1982 - The Last Unicorn
1980 - Can't Stop the Music
1967 - Three Bites of the Apple
Guest TV Roles
Greta Inger Gruenschaffen
Angela 'Angie' Clarke
(segment "Love and the Love Potion")
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- Studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of legendary acting coach, 'Sanford Meisner' (qv).
- Mother, with 'Christopher Plummer (I)' (qv), of 'Amanda Plummer' (qv).
- Originated the title role in the Broadway production of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown".
- 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 'Noel Coward' (qv)'s "Private Lives."
- Tried out for the 1952 free-style Olympic swimming team, but just missed out.
- Also won a Tony (In the correct category of Best Actress this time) when she played Amanda in "Private Lives" on Broadway in 1970. Other Broadway appearences include Neil Simon's play "California Suite" (1976), the musicals "High Spirits" (1964) and "42nd Street" (1980), and revivals of Moliere's "Tartuffe" (1977) and Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" (1989).
- Won the Best Supporting Actress Tony Award for playing the lead role in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" because her name was not 'big' enough to appear on top of the title. According to Tony rules at the time, performers whose names appeared before the title were judged in the lead acting categories.
- Was originally offered the role of Samantha Stephens on _"Bewitched" (1964)_ (qv); she turned the part down in order to concentrate on her stage career. 'Elizabeth Montgomery (I)' (qv) was cast instead. She did work with Dick Sargeant (the second Darrin on Bewitched (1964)) on the Tammy Grimes Show.
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