Carrie Nye

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

Roles (6)

The Man Who Came to Dinner Playbill - June 1980 The Man Who Came to Dinner (1980)
Opened Jun 26, 1980
  • as Lorraine Sheldon (Original)
PB.Listing.Placeholder.BROADWAY.V4.jpg Home Fires (1969)
Opened Apr 7, 1969
  • as Margaret Ross-Hughes (Original)
A Very Rich Woman Playbill - Sept 1965 A Very Rich Woman (1965)
Opened Sep 30, 1965
  • as Ursula Bailey (Original)
A Very Rich Woman - Opening Night
Half a Sixpence Playbill - April 1965 Half a Sixpence (1965)
Opened Apr 25, 1965
  • as Helen Walsingham (Original)
Mary, Mary Playbill - Jan 1962 Mary, Mary (1961)
Opened Mar 8, 1961
  • as Tiffany Richards (Replacement)
  • Arrived on Feb 5, 1962
A Second String Playbill - April 1960 A Second String (1960)
Opened Apr 13, 1960
  • as Inez (Original)
A Second String - April 1960


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