In response to our post about our dear Tammy Grimes, a lovely Theatre Guild subscriber, Ruth—who accompanied us on many of our wonderful Theatre At Sea cruises—wrote about her recollections of Tammy.
We wanted to share these with you because they are so special, and a testament to how much Tammy will be missed. Thank you, Ruth, for taking the time to share!
Philip & Marilyn
Appreciate your post on Tammy Grimes. I was one of the many shipmates privileged to sail with Tammy Grimes during your 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 a 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 I remembered and truly pleased to own it. I was thrilled to be able to fulfill this request. Her graciousness and 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.