Goodbye Tammy

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the life of a beautiful and wonderful friend, actress Tammy Grimes, who died on Sunday.

We first knew Tammy when she was an apprentice at our Westport Country Playhouse in 1949.  She was always outstanding, funny, and brilliant!

She starred in our musical, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, on Broadway—for which she won a Tony.

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Here is a brief look at the projects that Tammy worked on over the years:

Filmography

Three Bites of the Apple (1966), Arthur? Arthur! (1969), Play It as It Lays (1972), The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973), The Borrowers (1973), Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978), The Runner Stumbles (1979), Can’t Stop the Music (1980), The Last Unicorn (1982), The Stuff (1985), America (1986), Mr. North (1988), Slaves of New York (1989), Backstreet Justice (1994), A Modern Affair (1995), Trouble on the Corner (1997), High Art (1998)

Stage

The Littlest Revue (1959), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1960), Rattle of a Simple Man (1963), High Spirits (1964), The Only Game in Town (1968), Private Lives (revival) (1969), A Musical Jubilee (1975), California Suite (1976), Tartuffe (revival)(1977), Trick (1979), 42nd Street (1980), Sunset (1983), Orpheus Descending (revival) (1989), Wit & Wisdom (2003)

Here is the article in today’s New York Times:

Tammy Grimes, the Original ‘Unsinkable Molly Brown,’ Dies at 82

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Click on the title or the picture above to link to the full article.

We knew her so well—she was so charming and fun, and we will miss her so much.

Best regards,

Philip & Marilyn

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2 thoughts on “Goodbye Tammy

  1. Ruth Weingart says:

    Dear Friends, Appreciate your post on Tammy Grimes.   I was one of the many shipmates privileged to sail with Tammy Grimes during the many Theatre at Sea sailings..  What  lovely days we all enjoyed in her company.   She was indeed all that you say and more.  I was not celebrity  and yet she always greeted  me by name with warmth and charm.   Needless to say, I was very flattered and touched by her warmth. 

    On a personal note,  some  years ago, we shared the same hairdressing salon which we frequented on the same day.  On one occasion during one of our chats,  she spoke of Private Lives and mentioned that she wished she had the playbill.  I told her that I would bring mine, since we were savers.   When we met again, I handed her the playbill.  She  was overcome with surprise that Iremembered and truly pleased to own it.     I was thrilled to be able to fulfill this request..Her graciousnessand sincerity could not be measured.   As everyone knows, she was not only a lovely lady  but also a great actress.

    Sadly we did not meet again and I soon realized that her health had become a major issue.

    Theatre at Sea sailings were indeed special times for everyone.    I thank you for making those yearsmemorable for me .. Any possibility for still another??  

    My warmest wishes to you and your family

    Sincerelyruth weingart

     

     

     

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