facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Actress Carrie Nye dead at 69

July 17, 2006 at 2:52 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Stage, film and TV actress Carrie Nye, the wife of TV talk host Dick Cavett, has died in New York at age 69.

Nye died Friday of lung cancer at the couple's home, The New York Times reported Monday.

Nye broke onto the Broadway scene in 1960 with her dry wit and Mississippi drawl that attracted comparisons with Tallulah Bankhead, The Times said.

She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1965 for the musical "Half a Sixpence," but most of her stage career was in regional theater. She performed at the Williamstown Theater Festival in northern Massachusetts from 1955 until the late 1970s with leads in "A Streetcar Named Desire," "The Skin of Our Teeth" and "Nude With Violin."

In later years, she appeared in plays by Ibsen, Chekhov and Tennessee Williams at several theaters in New York and New Jersey.

She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1980 for her portrayal of Bankhead in the TV movie "The Scarlett O'Hara War." Her film roles included "Creep Show" and "Hello Again" and she played different characters on the CBS soap, "Guiding Light" in the 1980s and 2003.

She is survived by her husband.

© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kendra Wilkinson to Hank Baskett: 'It's divorce time!' Kendra Wilkinson to Hank Baskett: 'It's divorce time!'
2
Renee Zellweger responds to criticism of her new look Renee Zellweger responds to criticism of her new look
3
Amber Rose declares her love for Wiz Khalifa Amber Rose declares her love for Wiz Khalifa
4
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel settle lawsuit against Heat magazine Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel settle lawsuit against Heat magazine
5
Sarah Jessica Parker angers NYC residents with stoop photo shoot Sarah Jessica Parker angers NYC residents with stoop photo shoot
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback