Carrie Nye

Carrie Nye, a seductive Mississippi-born actress who found an artistic home at Massachusetts' Williamstown Theatre Festival, died July 12, 2006, at her home in Manhattan. The cause was lung cancer, according to the New York Times. She was 69. Though a critics darling and considered an actor's actor by her colleagues, she collected only a half-dozen Broadway credits. She was nominated for a Tony Award for one of those (Half a Sixpence in 1965) and a Drama Desk nomination for another (the 1980 revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner). Her more common artistic base was the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where—appropriately given her upbringing—her first appearance was as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1958. She was 21 at the time.

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  • Also known as: Carolyn Nye McGeoy
  • Born: Oct 14, 1936 in Greenwood, MS, USA
  • Death: Jul 12, 2006 in Manhattan, New York

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1981 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play The Man Who Came to Dinner Nominee
Tony Award
1965 Featured Actress in a Musical Half a Sixpence Nominee