Charles Nelson Reilly

TV and Broadway musical star Charles Nelson Reilly — a Tony Award winner for his performance as Bud Frump in the original production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — died May 25, 2007, in Beverly Hills, CA. He was 76. Mr. Reilly died from complications of pneumonia, according to The New York Times. Patrick Hughes, Reilly's partner and only immediate survivor, told the New York paper that the actor had been ill for over a year.

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  • Born: Jan 13, 1931 in The Bronx, NY
  • Death: May 25, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2002 Outstanding Solo Performance Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2002 Outstanding Solo Performance Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly Nominee
Tony Award
1997 Direction of a Play The Gin Game Nominee
1964 Featured Actor in a Musical Hello, Dolly! Nominee
1962 Featured Actor in a Musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Winner